Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 27 February 2061 at 01:51.
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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2061 after 5 days on 6 March 2061 at 05:54.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 756 of Meeus index or 1709 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 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 52 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 17 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠299.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠324.8°.
4 days after point of perigee on 24 February 2061 at 09:19 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 March 2061 at 02:00 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 367 124 km (228 120 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 673 km (251 452 mi).
4 days after ascending node on 23 February 2061 at 16:18 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 March 2061 at 23:14 in ♎ Libra.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 20:22 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.299°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.381° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 15 March 2061 at 03:06.
In 5 days on 6 March 2061 at 05:54 in ♍ Virgo 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.