Quarter* ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 7 days on 7 March 2088 at 10:36.
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 ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2088 after 22 days on 6 April 2088 at 00:59.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1090 of Meeus index or 2043 from Brown series.
Length of current 1090 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 27 minutes longer than next lunation 1091 length.
Length of current synodic month is 7 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 56 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠278.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠309.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 10:38, this is 13 days after last perigee on 29 February 2088 at 14:18 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 26 March 2088 at 07:42 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 404 280 km (251 208 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 128 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 429 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 11 March 2088 at 08:26 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 March 2088 at 08:46 in ♉ Taurus.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 1 March 2088 at 05:13 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.628°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.517° in the next southern standstill on 15 March 2088 at 00:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 23 March 2088 at 00:00 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.