What are facts about the waning crescent moon?

1) the waning crescent informs us that the moon appears to be getting smaller (thinner)

2) the waning crescent informs us that the moon is slowly moving into the glare of the sun.


3) the waning crescent informs us the moon will soon become a new moon and a day or so later will become a waxing crescent.

-- it rises only a few hours before the sun rises

-- it appears skinnier each night than it appeared the night before

-- the illuminated crescent is the left (eastern) side of the disk, and its points point to the right (west)
(in the northern Hemisphere)

-- it is seen by fewer people than see the waxing crescent ... because relatively fewer people are awake
and outside at that hour of the morning