Gibbous ♌ Leo
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 4 March 2009 at 07:46.
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 about ∠14° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2009 after 2 days on 11 March 2009 at 02:38.
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 113 of Meeus index or 1066 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 31 minutes. It is 3 hours and 14 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 1 hour and 47 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 16 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠246.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠282.4°.
1 day after point of perigee on 7 March 2009 at 15:06 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 March 2009 at 13:16 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 367 079 km (228 092 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 302 km (251 222 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 04:05 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 22 March 2009 at 02:12 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 4 March 2009 at 21:34 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.987°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.896° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 March 2009 at 05:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 2 days on 11 March 2009 at 02:38 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.