Quarter* ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 26 March 2009 at 16:06.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2009 after 8 days on 9 April 2009 at 14:56.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 114 of Meeus index or 1067 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 17 minutes. It is 2 hours and 29 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 27 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 42 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠282.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠311.7°.
12 days after point of apogee on 19 March 2009 at 13:16 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 2 April 2009 at 02:31 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 363 781 km (226 043 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 014 km (229 916 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 22 March 2009 at 02:12 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 4 April 2009 at 07:22 in ♌ Leo.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 02:50 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠26.780°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-26.665° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 14 April 2009 at 13:02.
In 8 days on 9 April 2009 at 14:56 in ♎ Libra 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.