Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2025 after 15 days on 12 May 2025 at 16:56.
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 19:31 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 313 of Meeus index or 1266 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 31 minutes is the length of new lunation 313. It is 2 minutes longer than next lunation 314 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 13 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 56 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠17.8°. 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 16:15, this is 13 days after last apogee on 13 April 2025 at 22:48 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 11 May 2025 at 00:49 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 357 119 km (221 903 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 389 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 237 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its ascending node on 25 April 2025 at 02:23 in ♓ Pisces, 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 7 May 2025 at 23:44 in ♍ Virgo.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 18 April 2025 at 13:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.630°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.573° in the next northern standstill on 1 May 2025 at 06:35 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.