Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 24 April 2085 at 02:59.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1797" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2085 after 11 days on 9 May 2085 at 16:04.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1055 of Meeus index or 2008 from Brown series.
Length of current 1055 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes shorter than next lunation 1056 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠60.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠94.1°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 19 April 2085 at 21:32 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 May 2085 at 03:39 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 398 967 km (247 907 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 189 km (251 151 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 14:50 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 12 May 2085 at 17:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 27 April 2085 at 11:39 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.188°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.138° in the next southern standstill on 11 May 2085 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 9 May 2085 at 16:04 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.