Crescent ♓ Pisces
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 29 March 2008 at 21:47.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1863" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2008 after 17 days on 20 April 2008 at 10:25.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
6 days after point of apogee on 26 March 2008 at 20:13 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 April 2008 at 19:28 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 384 673 km (239 025 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 083 km (224 367 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 15:18 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 15 April 2008 at 05:48 in ♌ Leo.
At 15:18 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
4 days since the previous standstill on 28 March 2008 at 16:00 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.898°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.812° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 April 2008 at 17:42 in ♊ Gemini.
In 3 days on 6 April 2008 at 03:55 in ♈ Aries 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.