Crescent ♈ Aries
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 28 February 2025 at 00:45.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2025 after 12 days on 14 March 2025 at 06:55.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 311 of Meeus index or 1264 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 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 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 38 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠329.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠346.9°.
Moon is at perigee at 21:18. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 18 February 2025 at 01:11 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next apogee on 17 March 2025 at 16:37 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 361 967 km (224 916 mi) away from Earth. It is 541 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 389 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 05:40 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 14 March 2025 at 13:45 in ♍ Virgo.
At 05:40 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
6 days since the previous standstill on 22 February 2025 at 22:32 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.673°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.710° at the point of next northern standstill on 7 March 2025 at 15:56 in ♊ Gemini.
In 12 days on 14 March 2025 at 06:55 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.