Crescent ♈ Aries
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 23 February 2020 at 15:32.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2020 after 12 days on 9 March 2020 at 17:48.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 249 of Meeus index or 1202 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 56 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2020. It is 58 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠152.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠177.9°.
Moon is at apogee at 11:35. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 10 February 2020 at 20:31 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 10 March 2020 at 06:33 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 406 277 km (252 449 mi) away from Earth. It is 869 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 432 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after descending node on 19 February 2020 at 00:12 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 4 March 2020 at 14:58 in ♊ Gemini.
20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 19 February 2020 at 08:58 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.319°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.441° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 March 2020 at 01:34 in ♋ Cancer.
In 12 days on 9 March 2020 at 17:48 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.