Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2002 after 13 days on 26 May 2002 at 11:51.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 10:45 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 29 of Meeus index or 982 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 21 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 17 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 46 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠233.6°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠268.1°.
4 days after point of apogee on 7 May 2002 at 19:15 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 May 2002 at 15:31 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 396 594 km (246 432 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 985 km (226 791 mi).
12 days after descending node on 30 April 2002 at 00:29 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 May 2002 at 13:00 in ♊ Gemini.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 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 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.039° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 May 2002 at 07:53 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.