Crescent ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 20 February 2023 at 07:06.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1878" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2023 after 11 days on 7 March 2023 at 12:40.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 286 of Meeus index or 1239 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 17 minutes. It is 32 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 2 hours and 27 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 42 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠15.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠34.1°.
5 days after point of perigee on 19 February 2023 at 09:06 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 3 March 2023 at 18:01 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 381 645 km (237 143 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 890 km (252 208 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 18:56 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 11 March 2023 at 08:53 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 18:56 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
7 days since the previous standstill on 16 February 2023 at 14:36 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.629°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.716° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 March 2023 at 14:09 in ♊ Gemini.
In 11 days on 7 March 2023 at 12:40 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.