Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 11 February 2011 at 07:18.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1885" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2011 after 3 days on 18 February 2011 at 08:36.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 137 of Meeus index or 1090 from Brown series.
Length of current 137 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 15 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2011. It is 29 minutes longer than next lunation 138 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠139.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠167°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
7 days after point of apogee on 6 February 2011 at 23:13 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 February 2011 at 07:27 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 380 270 km (236 289 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 247 km (222 604 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 08:14 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 26 February 2011 at 20:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 13 February 2011 at 09:00 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.080°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.985° in the next southern standstill on 25 February 2011 at 22:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 days on 18 February 2011 at 08:36 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.