Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 14 March 2008 at 10:46.
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 ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1861" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2008 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°.
8 days after point of perigee on 10 March 2008 at 21:39 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 26 March 2008 at 20:13 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 385 129 km (239 308 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 094 km (251 714 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 02:53 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 2 April 2008 at 15:18 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 14 March 2008 at 11:33 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.985°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.898° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 March 2008 at 16:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 2 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.