Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 10 March 2058 at 08:52.
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 ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1885" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2058 after 26 days on 8 April 2058 at 22:55.
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 719 of Meeus index or 1672 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 53 minutes. It is 46 minutes shorter 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 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 18 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠28.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠50.9°.
8 days after point of apogee on 5 March 2058 at 03:58 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 March 2058 at 01:53 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 380 247 km (236 275 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 648 km (227 825 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 2 March 2058 at 22:25 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 17 March 2058 at 01:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 4 March 2058 at 15:47 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.758°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.900° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 March 2058 at 14:46 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 10 days on 24 March 2058 at 09:50 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.