Crescent ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 6 April 2008 at 03:55.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2008 after 12 days on 20 April 2008 at 10:25.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 102 of Meeus index or 1055 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 23 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 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 4 hours and 21 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠332.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠349.4°.
Moon is at perigee at 19:28. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 26 March 2008 at 20:13 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 23 April 2008 at 09:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 361 083 km (224 367 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 425 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 273 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after ascending node on 2 April 2008 at 15:18 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 April 2008 at 05:48 in ♌ Leo.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 28 March 2008 at 16:00 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.898°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.812° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 April 2008 at 17:42 in ♊ Gemini.
In 12 days on 20 April 2008 at 10:25 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.