The sun actually hid a virtual parade. The moon rose first, followed by Spica, (the alpha star in Virgo). Then Jupiter, followed by the sun, Mercury,
Antares (of Star Trek fame, thank you Spock) and then Venus, (Venus being the planet ejected from Jupiter sayest Velikovsky).
The moon rsies about 70 minutes later every day. You can watch this very cyclical occurence very easily if you keep an eye open for it. I used to
always wait for a certain part of the month when I could see the moon for my entire walk to school. 'Twas awesome.
The Moon just came out of new phase and is now in a waxing crescent, not a waning crescent like you thought. When the Moon is in a new phase it's
between the Earth and the Sun. As it rotates from that position around the Earth we can see more and more of the near side being illuminated.
Anyway, as others have said, nothing is awry here.
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