Crescent ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 30 April 2016 at 03:29.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2016 after 17 days on 21 May 2016 at 21:15.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 201 of Meeus index or 1154 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 6 minutes. It is 36 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 4 hours and 38 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠355.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠10.8°.
12 days after point of apogee on 21 April 2016 at 16:05 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 May 2016 at 04:14 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 364 044 km (226 206 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 828 km (222 344 mi).
1 day after descending node on 3 May 2016 at 01:27 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 15 May 2016 at 20:39 in ♍ Virgo.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 27 April 2016 at 04:44 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.382°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.447° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 May 2016 at 21:54 in ♊ Gemini.
In 2 days on 6 May 2016 at 19:30 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.