Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 6 April 2088 at 00:59.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2088 after 24 days on 5 May 2088 at 16:25.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1091 of Meeus index or 2044 from Brown series.
Length of current 1091 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 24 minutes. It is 2 hours longer than next lunation 1092 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠309.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠331.3°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:21, this is 15 days after last perigee on 26 March 2088 at 07:42 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 23 April 2088 at 04:05 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 404 923 km (251 607 mi) away from Earth. It is 485 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 786 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 7 April 2088 at 14:55 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 21 April 2088 at 17:47 in ♈ Aries.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 07:55 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-19.390°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠19.385° in its northern standstill point on 24 April 2088 at 17:34 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 days on 21 April 2088 at 10:25 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.