Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 12 May 2002 at 10:45.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1847" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2002 after 11 days on 26 May 2002 at 11:51.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠233.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠268.1°.
6 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 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 May 2002 at 15:31 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 388 045 km (241 120 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 985 km (226 791 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 13:00 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 27 May 2002 at 09:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 13:00 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
12 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠25.039° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 May 2002 at 07:53 in ♋ Cancer.
In 11 days on 26 May 2002 at 11:51 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.