Moon ♊ Gemini
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2012 after 14 days on 4 June 2012 at 11:12.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 23:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 153 of Meeus index or 1106 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 53 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 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠191.8°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠217.1°.
1 day after point of apogee on 19 May 2012 at 16:13 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 June 2012 at 13:19 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 405 327 km (251 859 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 14 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 483 km (222 751 mi).
13 days after ascending node on 7 May 2012 at 09:43 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 21 May 2012 at 09:21 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 8 May 2012 at 06:18 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.719°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠21.709° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 May 2012 at 11:13 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.