Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2023 after 15 days on 6 April 2023 at 04:35.
There is high New Moon ocean tide today. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 17:23 today the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 287 of Meeus index or 1240 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 49 minutes. It is 52 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 14 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠34.1°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠59.2°.
1 day after point of perigee on 19 March 2023 at 15:16 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 31 March 2023 at 11:18 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 369 885 km (229 836 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 921 km (251 606 mi).
10 days after descending node on 11 March 2023 at 08:53 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 March 2023 at 02:08 in ♉ Taurus.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 15 March 2023 at 21:43 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.831°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.898° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 March 2023 at 21:29 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.