Moon* ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 30 April 2081 at 21:24.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1815" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2081 after 15 days on 22 May 2081 at 20:26.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1005 of Meeus index or 1958 from Brown series.
Length of current 1005 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 54 minutes. It is 3 hours and 1 minute longer than next lunation 1006 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠231.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠265.8°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 2 May 2081 at 14:12 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 May 2081 at 14:15 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 394 979 km (245 429 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 266 km (229 451 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 4 May 2081 at 10:34 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 17 May 2081 at 20:00 in ♍ Virgo.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 27 April 2081 at 11:19 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.521°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.437° in the next northern standstill on 11 May 2081 at 21:38 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 8 May 2081 at 22:09 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.