Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 13 March 2044 at 19:41.
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 ∠11° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2044 after 25 days on 12 April 2044 at 09:39.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 546 of Meeus index or 1499 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 14 minutes. It is 2 hours and 58 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 30 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 33 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠272.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠304.8°.
9 days after point of perigee on 7 March 2044 at 20:36 in ♊ Gemini. 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 21 March 2044 at 01:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 399 637 km (248 323 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 337 km (251 243 mi).
3 days after descending node on 13 March 2044 at 13:10 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 March 2044 at 23:51 in ♓ Pisces.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 7 March 2044 at 16:53 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.650°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.641° at the point of next southern standstill on 21 March 2044 at 10:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 11 days on 29 March 2044 at 09:26 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.