Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2017 after 15 days on 9 June 2017 at 13:10.
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 19:44 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 215 of Meeus index or 1168 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 46 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2017. It is 29 minutes shorter 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 5 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠356°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠11°.
12 days after point of apogee on 12 May 2017 at 19:51 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 26 May 2017 at 01:23 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 363 676 km (225 978 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 210 km (221 960 mi).
6 days after descending node on 19 May 2017 at 01:30 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 31 May 2017 at 11:56 in ♌ Leo.
21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 14 May 2017 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.302°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.362° at the point of next northern standstill on 27 May 2017 at 23:36 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.