Crescent ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 8 February 2016 at 14:39.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2016 after 11 days on 22 February 2016 at 18:20.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 199 of Meeus index or 1152 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 47 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 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠319.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠339.5°.
Moon is at perigee at 02:42. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 30 January 2016 at 09:10 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 27 February 2016 at 03:28 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 364 358 km (226 402 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 850 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 998 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after descending node on 10 February 2016 at 20:46 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 February 2016 at 06:10 in ♍ Virgo.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 5 February 2016 at 04:34 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.303°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.254° at the point of next northern standstill on 17 February 2016 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.
In 11 days on 22 February 2016 at 18:20 in ♌ Leo 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.