Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 12 March 2017 at 14:54.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2017 after 23 days on 11 April 2017 at 06:08.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 212 of Meeus index or 1165 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 59 minutes. It is 2 hours and 40 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 45 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 24 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠295°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠321.4°.
Moon is at apogee at 17:25. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 3 March 2017 at 07:24 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 30 March 2017 at 12:39 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 404 651 km (251 438 mi) away from Earth. It is 757 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 058 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after ascending node on 11 March 2017 at 04:17 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 March 2017 at 15:41 in ♒ Aquarius.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 7 March 2017 at 00:43 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.861°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.912° at the point of next southern standstill on 21 March 2017 at 05:22 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 9 days on 28 March 2017 at 02:57 in ♈ Aries 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.