Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 25 March 2005 at 20:58.
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 ∠10° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1893" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2005 after 26 days on 24 April 2005 at 10:06.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 64 of Meeus index or 1017 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 22 minutes. It is 51 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 22 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 47 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠36.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠62.3°.
8 days after point of apogee on 19 March 2005 at 22:54 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 April 2005 at 11:10 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 378 743 km (235 340 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 492 km (228 970 mi).
1 day after descending node on 27 March 2005 at 05:15 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 April 2005 at 02:59 in ♈ Aries.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 18 March 2005 at 08:25 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.325°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.372° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 April 2005 at 10:19 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 11 days on 8 April 2005 at 20:32 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.