Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1899".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2017.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°.
13 days after point of perigee on 27 April 2017 at 16:18 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 May 2017 at 19:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 404 952 km (251 626 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 212 km (252 408 mi).
7 days after ascending node on 4 May 2017 at 10:42 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 May 2017 at 01:30 in ♒ Aquarius.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 30 April 2017 at 13:33 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.187°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.302° at the point of next southern standstill on 14 May 2017 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.