Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2016 after 14 days on 22 April 2016 at 05:24.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 11:24 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 201 of Meeus index or 1154 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 6 minutes. It is 36 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 4 hours and 38 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠355.6°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠10.8°.
Moon is at perigee at 17:36. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 25 March 2016 at 14:16 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 21 April 2016 at 16:05 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 357 164 km (221 931 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 344 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 192 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after descending node on 5 April 2016 at 17:27 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 April 2016 at 18:04 in ♍ Virgo.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 30 March 2016 at 22:12 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.239°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.288° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 April 2016 at 12:12 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.