Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 18 March 2022 at 07:17.
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 ∠10° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2022 after 24 days on 16 April 2022 at 18:55.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 274 of Meeus index or 1227 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 50 minutes. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter 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 6 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 57 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠56.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠89.8°.
Moon is at perigee at 23:28. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 10 March 2022 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 7 April 2022 at 19:11 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 369 764 km (229 761 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2022. It is 7 256 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 592 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after descending node on 22 March 2022 at 08:12 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 4 April 2022 at 13:05 in ♉ Taurus.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 12 March 2022 at 00:14 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.674°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-26.787° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 March 2022 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 8 days on 1 April 2022 at 06:24 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.