Gibbous ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 24 March 2018 at 15:35.
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 first ∠0° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2018 after 5 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 225 of Meeus index or 1178 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 46 minutes. It is 2 hours and 55 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 2 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 7 hours and 1 minute shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠262.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠296.5°.
Moon is at perigee at 17:17. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 11 March 2018 at 09:13 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 8 April 2018 at 05:32 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 369 104 km (229 351 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 596 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 252 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after descending node on 14 March 2018 at 03:48 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 27 March 2018 at 10:56 in ♌ Leo.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 25 March 2018 at 02:04 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.210°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.320° at the point of next southern standstill on 7 April 2018 at 14:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 5 days on 31 March 2018 at 12:37 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.