Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 17 March 2079 at 13:45.
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.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2079 after 25 days on 16 April 2079 at 05:02.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
13 days after point of perigee on 8 March 2079 at 01:47 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 March 2079 at 14:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 403 841 km (250 935 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 575 km (251 391 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 20 March 2079 at 07:24 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 April 2079 at 08:26 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 11 March 2079 at 13:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.915°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.001° in the next southern standstill on 25 March 2079 at 16:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 2 April 2079 at 01:30 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.