Gibbous ♎ Libra
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 5 May 2006 at 05:13.
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 passing about ∠5° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2006 after 3 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 78 of Meeus index or 1031 from Brown series.
Length of current 78 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 42 minutes. It is 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 79 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠38.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠64.2°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 7 May 2006 at 06:47 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 May 2006 at 15:29 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 403 529 km (250 741 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 615 km (229 047 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 08:29 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 22 May 2006 at 18:00 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 1 May 2006 at 16:26 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.616°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.539° in the next southern standstill on 16 May 2006 at 03:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 days on 13 May 2006 at 06:51 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.