Crescent ♓ Pisces
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 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 first ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2018 after 16 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 27 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°.
4 days after point of apogee on 11 March 2018 at 09:13 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 March 2018 at 17:17 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 398 196 km (247 428 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 104 km (229 351 mi).
1 day after descending node on 14 March 2018 at 03:48 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 27 March 2018 at 10:56 in ♌ Leo.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 11 March 2018 at 06:39 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.112°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.210° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 March 2018 at 02:04 in ♋ Cancer.
In 2 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.