Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 19 May 2002 at 19:42.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2002 after 2 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°.
Moon is at perigee at 15:31. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 7 May 2002 at 19:15 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 4 June 2002 at 12:58 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 364 985 km (226 791 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 477 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 371 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after ascending node on 14 May 2002 at 13:00 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 May 2002 at 09:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 16 May 2002 at 07:53 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.039°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.056° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 May 2002 at 02:39 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 2 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.