Crescent ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 22 March 2012 at 14:37.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2012 after 13 days on 6 April 2012 at 19:19.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 151 of Meeus index or 1104 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 41 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2012. It is 12 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 6 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠142.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠168.7°.
14 days after point of perigee on 10 March 2012 at 10:02 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 26 March 2012 at 06:04 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 404 548 km (251 374 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 780 km (252 140 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 13 March 2012 at 20:41 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 March 2012 at 00:19 in ♊ Gemini.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 14 March 2012 at 14:09 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.032°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.890° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 March 2012 at 23:40 in ♊ Gemini.
In 13 days on 6 April 2012 at 19:19 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.