Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1918".
The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2015.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 188 of Meeus index or 1141 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 21 minutes. It is 5 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 23 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 46 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠9.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠27.1°.
2 days after point of apogee on 1 April 2015 at 12:59 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 April 2015 at 03:53 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 402 435 km (250 062 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 026 km (224 331 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 03:17 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 17 April 2015 at 13:07 in ♈ Aries.
At 03:17 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
8 days since the previous standstill on 26 March 2015 at 14:29 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.241°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.250° at the point of next southern standstill on 10 April 2015 at 07:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.