Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 8 March 2012 at 09:40.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April after 27 days on 6 April 2012 at 19:19.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.78% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1931".
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.
Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 150 of Meeus index or 1103 from Brown series.
Length of current 150 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 3 minutes. It is 38 minutes shorter than next lunation 151.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 44 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠107.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠142.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon reaches point of perigee at 06:04 on this date, 11 days after apogee on 10 March 2012 at 10:02. Lunar orbit starts getting wider, while the Moon moves outward the Earth 15 days ahead until next apogee on 26 March 2012 at 06:04.
This perigee Moon is 362 401 km (225 186 mi) away from Earth. It is 107 km closer than mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 955 km farther than the closest for 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 29 February 2012 at 22:37, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 March 2012 at 20:41.
23 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.
8 days after previous North standstill on 1 March 2012 at 16:13, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠22.150°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 4 days to face South declination of ∠-22.032° in the next southern standstill on 14 March 2012 at 14:09.
After 12 days the Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy on 22 March 2012 at 14:37.