Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 15 May 2081 at 23:21.
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 first ∠0° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2081 after 2 days on 22 May 2081 at 20:26.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1006 of Meeus index or 1959 from Brown series.
Length of current 1006 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 53 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than next lunation 1007 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠265.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠298.3°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 17 May 2081 at 14:15 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 May 2081 at 09:21 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 371 600 km (230 902 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 064 km (251 074 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 17 May 2081 at 20:00 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 May 2081 at 13:42 in ♓ Pisces.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 11 May 2081 at 21:38 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.437°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.376° in the next southern standstill on 24 May 2081 at 19:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 22 May 2081 at 20:26 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.