Moon ♎ Libra
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 5 April 2025 at 02:15.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2025 after 1 day on 13 April 2025 at 00:22.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 312 of Meeus index or 1265 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 33 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer 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 4 hours and 11 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠346.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠2.3°.
12 days after point of perigee on 30 March 2025 at 05:26 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 13 April 2025 at 22:48 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 403 082 km (250 464 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 295 km (252 460 mi).
1 day after descending node on 10 April 2025 at 19:56 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 April 2025 at 02:23 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 3 April 2025 at 22:15 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.696°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.630° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 April 2025 at 13:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 1 day on 13 April 2025 at 00:22 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.