Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 29 February 2008 at 02:18.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2008 after 20 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
2 days after point of apogee on 28 February 2008 at 01:27 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 March 2008 at 21:39 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 402 204 km (249 918 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 302 km (227 610 mi).
9 days after descending node on 20 February 2008 at 20:01 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 March 2008 at 06:52 in ♒ Aquarius.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 08:03 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.030°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2008. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠27.985° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 14 March 2008 at 11:33.
In 6 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.