Gibbous ♌ Leo
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 6 March 2006 at 20:16.
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 about ∠13° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2006 after 3 days on 14 March 2006 at 23:35.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 76 of Meeus index or 1029 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes. It is 15 minutes longer 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 3 hours shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 9 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠2.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠19°.
11 days after point of perigee on 27 February 2006 at 20:27 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 March 2006 at 01:44 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 403 807 km (250 914 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 273 km (252 446 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 1 March 2006 at 16:25 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 March 2006 at 19:52 in ♍ Virgo.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 8 March 2006 at 00:05 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.694°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.725° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 March 2006 at 16:53 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 3 days on 14 March 2006 at 23:35 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.