Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 22 April 2018 at 21:46.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2018 after 5 days on 30 April 2018 at 00:58.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 226 of Meeus index or 1179 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 51 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 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 2 hours and 53 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 16 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠296.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠321.7°.
3 days after point of perigee on 20 April 2018 at 14:44 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 6 May 2018 at 00:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 367 043 km (228 070 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 458 km (251 319 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 23 April 2018 at 12:19 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 May 2018 at 10:24 in ♒ Aquarius.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 21 April 2018 at 07:38 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.445°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.562° at the point of next southern standstill on 4 May 2018 at 23:00 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 5 days on 30 April 2018 at 00:58 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.