Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 15 February 2079 at 23:45.
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 ∠8° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2079 after 24 days on 17 March 2079 at 13:45.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 978 of Meeus index or 1931 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 13 minutes. It is 2 hours and 32 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 29 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 34 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠261.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠296.6°.
10 days after point of perigee on 11 February 2079 at 08:13 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 February 2079 at 18:10 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 403 083 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 404 236 km (251 181 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 02:05 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 7 March 2079 at 01:24 in ♉ Taurus.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 12 February 2079 at 07:40 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.715°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.818° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 February 2079 at 08:11 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 10 days on 3 March 2079 at 13:49 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.