Crescent ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 26 April 2017 at 12:16.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2017 after 13 days on 10 May 2017 at 21:43.
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 214 of Meeus index or 1167 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 28 minutes. It is 42 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 5 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠340.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠356°.
Moon is at perigee at 16:18. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 15 April 2017 at 10:05 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 12 May 2017 at 19:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 359 325 km (223 274 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 183 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 031 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after descending node on 21 April 2017 at 22:30 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 4 May 2017 at 10:42 in ♍ Virgo.
20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 17 April 2017 at 13:12 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.095°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.187° at the point of next northern standstill on 30 April 2017 at 13:33 in ♊ Gemini.
In 13 days on 10 May 2017 at 21:43 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.