Crescent ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 3 March 2079 at 13:49.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2079 after 9 days on 17 March 2079 at 13:45.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 979 of Meeus index or 1932 from Brown series.
Length of current 979 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 41 minutes. It is 2 hours and 14 minutes longer than next lunation 980 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠296.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠322.3°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 01:47, this is 12 days after last apogee on 23 February 2079 at 18:10 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 23 March 2079 at 14:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 368 876 km (229 209 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 368 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 480 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 7 March 2079 at 01:24 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 March 2079 at 07:24 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 26 February 2079 at 08:11 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.818°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.915° in the next northern standstill on 11 March 2079 at 13:15 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 days on 17 March 2079 at 13:45 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.