Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2024 after 14 days on 25 March 2024 at 07:00.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 09:00 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 299 of Meeus index or 1252 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 20 minutes is the length of new lunation 299. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 300 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 45 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠1.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠17.2°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 07:06, this is 13 days after last apogee on 25 February 2024 at 15:00 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 23 March 2024 at 15:44 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 356 895 km (221 764 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2024. It is 5 613 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 470 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after its descending node on 27 February 2024 at 22:53 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 March 2024 at 01:18 in ♈ Aries.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 5 March 2024 at 02:03 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.477°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.526° in the next northern standstill on 17 March 2024 at 14:45 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.