Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 16 March 2001 at 20:45.
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 about ∠16° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2001 after 20 days on 8 April 2001 at 03:22.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
10 days after point of perigee on 8 March 2001 at 08:55 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 20 March 2001 at 11:25 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 403 020 km (250 425 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 473 km (251 949 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 04:58 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 1 April 2001 at 09:01 in ♋ Cancer.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
At 03:47 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-22.857°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠23.007° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 1 April 2001 at 10:45.
In 6 days on 25 March 2001 at 01:21 in ♈ Aries 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.