Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 23 February 2079 at 19:23.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2079 after 19 days on 17 March 2079 at 13:45.
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.
The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 978 of Meeus index or 1931 from Brown series.
Length of current 978 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 13 minutes. It is 2 hours and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 979 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 34 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠261.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠296.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
2 days after point of apogee on 23 February 2079 at 18:10 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 March 2079 at 01:47 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 401 666 km (249 584 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 876 km (229 209 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 21 February 2079 at 02:05 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 March 2079 at 01:24 in ♉ Taurus.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 08:11 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.818°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.915° in its northern standstill point on 11 March 2079 at 13:15 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 3 March 2079 at 13:49 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.