Gibbous ♎ Libra
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 21 February 2008 at 03:31.
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 first ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1808" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2008 after 27 days on 21 March 2008 at 18:40.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 100 of Meeus index or 1053 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 49 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 46 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 17 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠280°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠310.8°.
9 days after point of perigee on 14 February 2008 at 01:07 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 February 2008 at 01:27 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 396 339 km (246 274 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 442 km (251 309 mi).
2 days after descending node on 20 February 2008 at 20:01 in ♌ Leo. 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 6 March 2008 at 06:52 in ♒ Aquarius.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 16 February 2008 at 06:10 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.043°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.030° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 March 2008 at 08:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 13 days on 7 March 2008 at 17:14 in ♓ Pisces 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.