Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 24 April 2026 at 02:32.
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 ∠6° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1885" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2026 after 5 days on 1 May 2026 at 17:23.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 325 of Meeus index or 1278 from Brown series.
Length of current 325 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 9 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 326 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠330.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠347.5°. 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 19 April 2026 at 06:57 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 May 2026 at 22:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 380 285 km (236 298 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 843 km (252 179 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 14:36 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 11 May 2026 at 04:36 in ♓ Pisces.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 21 April 2026 at 11:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.210°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.109° in the next southern standstill on 5 May 2026 at 11:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 1 May 2026 at 17:23 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.