Crescent ♋ Cancer
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 2 May 2087 at 17:51.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2087 after 12 days on 17 May 2087 at 15:55.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1080 of Meeus index or 2033 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 48 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2087. It is 4 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠3.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠19°.
2 days after point of perigee on 2 May 2087 at 13:16 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 15 May 2087 at 19:24 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 369 044 km (229 313 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 162 km (252 377 mi).
1 day after descending node on 3 May 2087 at 13:34 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 May 2087 at 11:58 in ♏ Scorpio.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 03:19 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠20.806°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-20.798° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 19 May 2087 at 11:07.
In 12 days on 17 May 2087 at 15:55 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.