Moon ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 23 February 2018 at 08:09.
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 ∠19° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2018 after 1 day on 2 March 2018 at 00:51.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 224 of Meeus index or 1177 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 6 minutes. It is 3 hours and 20 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 22 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 41 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠227.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠262.6°.
1 day after point of perigee on 27 February 2018 at 14:48 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 11 March 2018 at 09:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 367 104 km (228 108 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 682 km (251 458 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 05:03 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 14 March 2018 at 03:48 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 05:03 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
2 days since the previous standstill on 25 February 2018 at 20:07 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.056°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.112° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 March 2018 at 06:39 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 1 day on 2 March 2018 at 00:51 in ♍ Virgo 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.