Crescent ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 4 May 2002 at 07:16.
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 ∠22° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2002 after 18 days on 26 May 2002 at 11:51.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 28 of Meeus index or 981 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 24 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 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 2 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 23 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠204.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠233.6°.
Moon is at apogee at 19:15. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 25 April 2002 at 16:25 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next perigee on 23 May 2002 at 15:31 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 405 483 km (251 955 mi) away from Earth. It is 75 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 226 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after descending node on 30 April 2002 at 00:29 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 May 2002 at 13:00 in ♊ Gemini.
20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 1 May 2002 at 16:55 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.975°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.039° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 May 2002 at 07:53 in ♋ Cancer.
In 4 days on 12 May 2002 at 10:45 in ♉ Taurus 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.