Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 15 April 2001 at 15:31.
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 about ∠18° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2001 after 20 days on 7 May 2001 at 13:53.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 15 of Meeus index or 968 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 5 minutes. It is 2 hours and 45 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠232.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠267.3°.
Moon is at apogee at 06:06. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 5 April 2001 at 10:04 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 2 May 2001 at 03:37 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 404 501 km (251 345 mi) away from Earth. It is 907 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 208 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after descending node on 14 April 2001 at 06:52 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 April 2001 at 09:43 in ♋ Cancer.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 14 April 2001 at 11:36 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.123°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.248° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 April 2001 at 16:18 in ♋ Cancer.
In 6 days on 23 April 2001 at 15:26 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.