Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1918" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2009 after 13 days on 9 May 2009 at 04:01.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 03:23 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 115 of Meeus index or 1068 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 48 minutes is the length of new lunation 115. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than next lunation 116 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠311.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠332.7°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 16 April 2009 at 09:15 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 April 2009 at 06:26 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 373 769 km (232 249 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 042 km (227 448 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 18 April 2009 at 05:19 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 May 2009 at 07:50 in ♌ Leo.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 14 April 2009 at 13:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.665°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.567° in the next northern standstill on 28 April 2009 at 08:50 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.