Moon* ♌ Leo
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 2 February 2009 at 23:13.
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 about ∠5° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2009 after 1 day on 9 February 2009 at 14:49.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 112 of Meeus index or 1065 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 40 minutes. It is 3 hours and 9 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 4 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 7 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠213.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠246.2°.
1 day after point of perigee on 7 February 2009 at 20:08 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 19 February 2009 at 17:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 365 947 km (227 389 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 132 km (251 737 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 19:46 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 22 February 2009 at 20:31 in ♒ Aquarius.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 5 February 2009 at 14:55 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.083°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.057° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 February 2009 at 21:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 1 day on 9 February 2009 at 14:49 in ♌ Leo 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.