Moon* ♍ Virgo
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 3 March 2001 at 02:03.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2001 after 1 day on 9 March 2001 at 17:23.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 14 of Meeus index or 967 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 55 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 4 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠202.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠232.3°.
Moon is at perigee at 08:55. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 20 February 2001 at 21:38 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 20 March 2001 at 11:25 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 359 779 km (223 556 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 729 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 577 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after ascending node on 5 March 2001 at 07:23 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 18 March 2001 at 04:58 in ♑ Capricorn.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 5 March 2001 at 04:32 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.756°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.857° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 March 2001 at 03:47 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 1 day on 9 March 2001 at 17:23 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.