Gibbous ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 15 March 2016 at 17:03.
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 first ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1854" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2016 after 5 days on 23 March 2016 at 12:01.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 200 of Meeus index or 1153 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 29 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 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 3 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠339.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠355.6°.
8 days after point of perigee on 10 March 2016 at 07:02 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 March 2016 at 14:16 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 386 677 km (240 270 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 125 km (252 354 mi).
9 days after descending node on 9 March 2016 at 06:31 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 March 2016 at 12:59 in ♍ Virgo.
23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 16 March 2016 at 05:01 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.206°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.239° at the point of next southern standstill on 30 March 2016 at 22:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 5 days on 23 March 2016 at 12:01 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.