Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 23 April 2001 at 15:26.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2001 after 9 days on 7 May 2001 at 13:53.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 16 of Meeus index or 969 from Brown series.
Length of current 16 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 17 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 24 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 45 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠267.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠299.7°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 17 April 2001 at 06:06 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 May 2001 at 03:37 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 367 428 km (228 309 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 426 km (229 551 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 09:43 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 11 May 2001 at 11:02 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 09:43 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 16:18 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.248°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.329° in its southern standstill point on 11 May 2001 at 20:26 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 7 May 2001 at 13:53 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.