Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1901".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2069.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 857 of Meeus index or 1810 from Brown series.
Length of current 857 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2069. It is 1 minute shorter than next lunation 858 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠4.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠21°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 4 May 2069 at 05:38 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 May 2069 at 12:00 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 403 742 km (250 874 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 730 km (223 526 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 03:49 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 19 May 2069 at 15:35 in ♉ Taurus.
At 03:49 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
11 days after previous North standstill on 24 April 2069 at 15:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.914°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.911° in the next southern standstill on 9 May 2069 at 03:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.