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 24 February 2007 at 07:56.
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 ∠0° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1842" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2007 after 3 days on 3 March 2007 at 23:17.
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 88 of Meeus index or 1041 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 35 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 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠331.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠348.7°.
9 days after point of perigee on 19 February 2007 at 09:34 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 March 2007 at 03:37 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 389 085 km (241 766 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 851 km (252 184 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 18 February 2007 at 20:43 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 4 March 2007 at 05:31 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.
2 days since the previous standstill on 25 February 2007 at 23:35 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.600°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.608° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 March 2007 at 16:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 3 days on 3 March 2007 at 23:17 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.