Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 24 April 2005 at 10:06.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1904" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2005 after 28 days on 23 May 2005 at 20:18.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
8 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 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 29 April 2005 at 09:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 376 470 km (233 928 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 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 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 May 2005 at 10:56 in ♈ Aries.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 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 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.359° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 April 2005 at 15:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 12 days on 8 May 2005 at 08:45 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.