Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 14 March 2025 at 06:55.
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 about ∠20° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2025 after 27 days on 13 April 2025 at 00:22.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
14 days after point of perigee on 1 March 2025 at 21:18 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 March 2025 at 16:37 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 405 203 km (251 781 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 754 km (252 124 mi).
1 day after descending node on 14 March 2025 at 13:45 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 March 2025 at 16:29 in ♓ Pisces.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 7 March 2025 at 15:56 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.710°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.719° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 March 2025 at 06:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 12 days on 29 March 2025 at 10:58 in ♈ Aries 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.