Gibbous ♎ Libra
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 12 February 2025 at 13:53.
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 first ∠0° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2025 after 26 days on 14 March 2025 at 06:55.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 310 of Meeus index or 1263 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 9 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 35 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 34 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠305.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠329.3°.
13 days after point of perigee on 2 February 2025 at 02:43 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 February 2025 at 01:11 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 403 102 km (250 476 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 882 km (251 582 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 06:53 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 1 March 2025 at 05:40 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 8 February 2025 at 10:40 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.599°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.673° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 February 2025 at 22:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 12 days on 28 February 2025 at 00:45 in ♓ Pisces 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.