Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 15 February 2001 at 03:24.
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 first ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2001 after 17 days on 9 March 2001 at 17:23.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 13 of Meeus index or 966 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 14 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2001. It is 2 hours and 14 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 7 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 33 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠177.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠202.8°.
Moon is at apogee at 21:38. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 7 February 2001 at 22:19 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 8 March 2001 at 08:55 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 406 332 km (252 483 mi) away from Earth. It is 924 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 377 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after descending node on 19 February 2001 at 02:52 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 5 March 2001 at 07:23 in ♋ Cancer.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 18 February 2001 at 21:27 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.648°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.756° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 March 2001 at 04:32 in ♋ Cancer.
In 2 days on 23 February 2001 at 08:21 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.