Moon* ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 26 March 2011 at 12:07.
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 first ∠0° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2011 after 15 days on 18 April 2011 at 02:44.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 138 of Meeus index or 1091 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 28 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 2 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 1 minute shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠167°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠190.9°.
Moon is at apogee at 09:00. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 19 March 2011 at 19:09 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 17 April 2011 at 05:59 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 406 656 km (252 684 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2011. It is 1 248 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 53 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after ascending node on 25 March 2011 at 21:09 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 9 April 2011 at 12:48 in ♊ Gemini.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 25 March 2011 at 05:02 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.716°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.569° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 April 2011 at 22:55 in ♊ Gemini.
In 1 day on 3 April 2011 at 14:32 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.