Crescent ♉ Taurus
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 21 March 2023 at 17:23.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1894" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2023 after 13 days on 6 April 2023 at 04:35.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 287 of Meeus index or 1240 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 49 minutes. It is 52 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 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 14 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠34.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠59.2°.
3 days after point of perigee on 19 March 2023 at 15:16 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 31 March 2023 at 11:18 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 378 522 km (235 203 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 921 km (251 606 mi).
12 days after descending node on 11 March 2023 at 08:53 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 March 2023 at 02:08 in ♉ Taurus.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 15 March 2023 at 21:43 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.831°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.898° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 March 2023 at 21:29 in ♊ Gemini.
In 13 days on 6 April 2023 at 04:35 in ♎ Libra 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.