Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 7 April 2096 at 18:18.
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 first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2096 after 25 days on 7 May 2096 at 11:06.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1190 of Meeus index or 2143 from Brown series.
Length of current 1190 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 49 minutes. It is 57 minutes longer than next lunation 1191 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠338.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠354.8°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 9 April 2096 at 22:20 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 April 2096 at 01:06 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 403 915 km (250 981 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 311 km (222 023 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 07:47 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 24 April 2096 at 12:49 in ♊ Gemini.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 30 March 2096 at 20:57 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.167°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.278° in the next southern standstill on 14 April 2096 at 12:29 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 22 April 2096 at 17:43 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.