Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 19% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 26 September 2087 at 18:47.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2087 after 10 days on 12 October 2087 at 02:14.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1085 of Meeus index or 2038 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 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 3 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 4 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠129.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠158.4°.
Moon is at apogee at 05:52. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 15 September 2087 at 08:02 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 13 October 2087 at 09:38 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 405 480 km (251 954 mi) away from Earth. It is 72 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 229 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after ascending node on 30 September 2087 at 07:30 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 October 2087 at 21:45 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 18 September 2087 at 21:42 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.239°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-20.134° at the point of next southern standstill on 3 October 2087 at 03:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 10 days on 12 October 2087 at 02:14 in ♈ Aries 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.