Our Moon reaches apogee, (furthest from Earth), for this orbit, on Thursday February 18th. For this apogee the 7.25-day outdated waxing crescent Moon might be at a distance of 31.70 Earth diameters, 251,282 miles (404,400 km) from the Earth.
Does our Moon truly go across the Earth as this graphic reveals? From our perspective on the Earth the Moon seems to circle across the Earth. Nevertheless, in actuality, the Moon orbits the Solar along with the Earth*
*Click on here to learn my Scope on the Sky column “The Actual Form of the Moon’s Orbit”. (PDF)