Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2078 after 15 days on 26 May 2078 at 20:23.
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 17:56 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 969 of Meeus index or 1922 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 53 minutes is the length of new lunation 969. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2078. It is 26 minutes shorter than next lunation 970 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠11.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠29°. 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 01:13, this is 14 days after last apogee on 26 April 2078 at 10:18 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 23 May 2078 at 17:11 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 358 066 km (222 492 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 442 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 290 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 14:45 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 25 May 2078 at 11:12 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 14:45 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
9 days after previous South standstill on 2 May 2078 at 05:32 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.108°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.103° in the next northern standstill on 14 May 2078 at 21:51 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.