Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 10 May 2011 at 20:33.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2011 after 1 day on 17 May 2011 at 11:09.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 140 of Meeus index or 1093 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes. It is 2 hours and 21 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 28 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 35 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠216.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠248.4°.
Moon is at perigee at 11:18. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 29 April 2011 at 18:02 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 27 May 2011 at 09:58 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 362 133 km (225 019 mi) away from Earth. It is 375 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 223 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after descending node on 6 May 2011 at 14:54 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 19 May 2011 at 09:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 6 May 2011 at 03:54 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.421°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.403° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 May 2011 at 23:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 1 day on 17 May 2011 at 11:09 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.