Gibbous ♌ Leo
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 69% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 3 April 2017 at 18:39.
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 about ∠8° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1919" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2017 after 5 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 213 of Meeus index or 1166 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 19 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 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 25 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 44 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠321.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠340.4°.
5 days after point of perigee on 30 March 2017 at 12:39 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 15 April 2017 at 10:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 373 577 km (232 130 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 478 km (251 952 mi).
10 days after descending node on 25 March 2017 at 15:41 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 7 April 2017 at 09:14 in ♍ Virgo.
25 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 3 April 2017 at 06:12 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.984°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.095° at the point of next southern standstill on 17 April 2017 at 13:12 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 5 days on 11 April 2017 at 06:08 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.