Crescent ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 21 April 2012 at 07:18.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2012 after 13 days on 6 May 2012 at 03:35.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 152 of Meeus index or 1105 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 29 minutes. It is 1 hour and 14 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 3 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 18 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠168.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠191.8°.
Moon is at apogee at 13:49. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 7 April 2012 at 16:59 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 6 May 2012 at 03:33 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 406 422 km (252 539 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 014 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 287 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after ascending node on 10 April 2012 at 00:47 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 24 April 2012 at 03:44 in ♊ Gemini.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 10 April 2012 at 21:03 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.814°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.738° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 April 2012 at 05:37 in ♊ Gemini.
In 13 days on 6 May 2012 at 03:35 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.