Gibbous ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 2 April 2009 at 14:34.
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 ∠10° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2009 after 5 days on 9 April 2009 at 14:56.
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 114 of Meeus index or 1067 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 17 minutes. It is 2 hours and 29 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 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 42 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠282.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠311.7°.
2 days after point of perigee on 2 April 2009 at 02:31 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 April 2009 at 09:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 365 778 km (227 284 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 232 km (251 178 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 07:22 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 18 April 2009 at 05:19 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 1 April 2009 at 02:50 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.780°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.665° at the point of next southern standstill on 14 April 2009 at 13:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 5 days on 9 April 2009 at 14:56 in ♎ Libra 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.