Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 5 May 2006 at 05:13.
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 ∠12° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2006 after 5 days on 13 May 2006 at 06:51.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 78 of Meeus index or 1031 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 42 minutes. It is 58 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 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 7 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠38.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠64.2°.
Moon is at apogee at 06:47. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 25 April 2006 at 10:38 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 22 May 2006 at 15:29 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 404 572 km (251 389 mi) away from Earth. It is 836 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 137 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 days after ascending node on 25 April 2006 at 12:59 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 9 May 2006 at 08:29 in ♎ Libra.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 1 May 2006 at 16:26 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.616°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.539° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 May 2006 at 03:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 5 days on 13 May 2006 at 06:51 in ♏ Scorpio 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.