Moon ♍ Virgo
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1933".
The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 2023.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°.
3 days 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 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 March 2023 at 15:16 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 400 288 km (248 727 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 698 km (225 370 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 24 February 2023 at 18:56 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 March 2023 at 08:53 in ♏ Scorpio.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
5 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 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.831° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 March 2023 at 21:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.