Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 27 February 2023 at 08:06.
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 about ∠22° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2023 after 2 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°.
1 day after point of apogee on 3 March 2023 at 18:01 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 March 2023 at 15:16 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 404 621 km (251 420 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 14 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 698 km (225 370 mi).
8 days after ascending node on 24 February 2023 at 18:56 in ♈ Aries. 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 11 March 2023 at 08:53 in ♏ Scorpio.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 1 March 2023 at 14:09 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.716°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.831° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 March 2023 at 21:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 2 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.