Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 1 March 2016 at 23:11.
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 ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2016 after 20 days on 23 March 2016 at 12:01.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
5 days after point of apogee on 27 February 2016 at 03:28 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 March 2016 at 07:02 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 390 702 km (242 771 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 509 km (223 389 mi).
8 days after ascending node on 24 February 2016 at 06:10 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 9 March 2016 at 06:31 in ♓ Pisces.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 14:19 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-18.210°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2016. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠18.206° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 16 March 2016 at 05:01.
In 5 days on 9 March 2016 at 01:54 in ♓ Pisces 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.