Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1907".
The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2005.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 65 of Meeus index or 1018 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 13 minutes. It is 57 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 31 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 38 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠62.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠96.6°.
7 days after point of apogee on 16 April 2005 at 18:41 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 29 April 2005 at 09:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 381 185 km (236 857 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 029 km (229 304 mi).
1 day after descending node on 23 April 2005 at 13:30 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 May 2005 at 10:56 in ♈ Aries.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 14 April 2005 at 16:38 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.381°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.359° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 April 2005 at 15:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.