Gibbous ♎ Libra
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 5 March 2034 at 02:10.
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 ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2034 after 28 days on 3 April 2034 at 19:19.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 422 of Meeus index or 1375 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 53 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 1 hour and 40 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 29 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠317.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠337.6°.
12 days after point of perigee on 21 February 2034 at 15:30 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 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 March 2034 at 16:05 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 401 823 km (249 681 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 268 km (251 822 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 14:21 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 20 March 2034 at 15:22 in ♓ Pisces.
At 14:21 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
7 days since the previous standstill on 27 February 2034 at 06:42 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.195°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.147° at the point of next southern standstill on 13 March 2034 at 19:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 13 days on 20 March 2034 at 10:14 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.