Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 8 May 2024 at 03:22.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1853" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2024 after 12 days on 23 May 2024 at 13:53.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 301 of Meeus index or 1254 from Brown series.
Length of current 301 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 302 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠36°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠60.7°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 5 May 2024 at 22:11 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 May 2024 at 19:00 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 386 788 km (240 339 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 641 km (251 432 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 5 May 2024 at 21:54 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 May 2024 at 16:35 in ♎ Libra.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 07:45 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.465°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.401° in its southern standstill point on 25 May 2024 at 19:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 23 May 2024 at 13:53 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.