Crescent ♉ Taurus
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 7 March 2008 at 17:14.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2008 after 11 days on 21 March 2008 at 18:40.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 101 of Meeus index or 1054 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 41 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 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 3 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 6 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠310.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠332.7°.
Moon is at perigee at 21:39. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 28 February 2008 at 01:27 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next apogee on 26 March 2008 at 20:13 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 366 302 km (227 610 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 794 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 054 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after ascending node on 6 March 2008 at 06:52 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 March 2008 at 02:53 in ♌ Leo.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 1 March 2008 at 08:03 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.030°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.985° at the point of next northern standstill on 14 March 2008 at 11:33 in ♊ Gemini.
In 11 days on 21 March 2008 at 18:40 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.