Moon* ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 22 February 2010 at 00:42.
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 ∠22° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2010 after 1 day on 28 February 2010 at 16:38.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 125 of Meeus index or 1078 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 10 minutes. It is 2 hours and 42 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 5 hours and 26 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠188.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠215.2°.
Moon is at perigee at 21:40. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 13 February 2010 at 02:06 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 12 March 2010 at 10:07 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 357 832 km (222 346 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 676 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 524 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after descending node on 25 February 2010 at 09:11 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 March 2010 at 08:07 in ♑ Capricorn.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 23 February 2010 at 06:00 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.657°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.566° at the point of next southern standstill on 7 March 2010 at 21:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 1 day on 28 February 2010 at 16:38 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.