Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 28 April 2048 at 11:13.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2048 after 27 days on 27 May 2048 at 18:57.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 597 of Meeus index or 1550 from Brown series.
Length of current 597 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 38 minutes. It is 14 minutes shorter than next lunation 598 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 9 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠135.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠163°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 29 April 2048 at 14:29 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 May 2048 at 17:19 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 363 303 km (225 746 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 299 km (252 462 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 18 April 2048 at 16:39 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 May 2048 at 18:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 17 April 2048 at 19:00 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.861°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.803° in the next southern standstill on 1 May 2048 at 02:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 12 May 2048 at 20:58 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.