Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 9 March 2018 at 11:20.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2018 after 20 days on 31 March 2018 at 12:37.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
Moon is at apogee at 09:13. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 27 February 2018 at 14:48 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 26 March 2018 at 17:17 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 404 682 km (251 458 mi) away from Earth. It is 726 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 027 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 days after ascending node on 28 February 2018 at 05:03 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 14 March 2018 at 03:48 in ♒ Aquarius.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 06:39 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-20.112°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠20.210° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 25 March 2018 at 02:04.
In 6 days on 17 March 2018 at 13:12 in ♓ Pisces 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.