Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 21 March 2019 at 01:43.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1883" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2019 after 25 days on 19 April 2019 at 11:12.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 237 of Meeus index or 1190 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 47 minutes. It is 2 hours and 52 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 4 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠200.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠228.7°.
4 days after point of perigee on 19 March 2019 at 19:47 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 April 2019 at 00:14 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 380 676 km (236 541 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 577 km (252 014 mi).
7 days after ascending node on 16 March 2019 at 16:22 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 March 2019 at 13:08 in ♑ Capricorn.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 15 March 2019 at 17:59 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.761°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.863° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 March 2019 at 13:02 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 11 days on 5 April 2019 at 08:50 in ♈ Aries 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.