Crescent ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 21 April 2006 at 03:28.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2006 after 17 days on 13 May 2006 at 06:51.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 77 of Meeus index or 1030 from Brown series.
Length of current 77 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2006. It is 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 78 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠19°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠38.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:38, this is 15 days after last apogee on 9 April 2006 at 13:16 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 May 2006 at 06:47 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 363 737 km (226 016 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 229 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 619 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 12:59 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 9 May 2006 at 08:29 in ♎ Libra.
At 12:59 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
6 days after previous South standstill on 18 April 2006 at 22:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.668°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.616° in the next northern standstill on 1 May 2006 at 16:26 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 27 April 2006 at 19:44 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.