Crescent ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 15 May 2018 at 11:48.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2018 after 13 days on 29 May 2018 at 14:20.
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 227 of Meeus index or 1180 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 55 minutes. It is 50 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 4 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 20 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠321.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠340.3°.
10 days after point of apogee on 6 May 2018 at 00:35 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 17 May 2018 at 21:06 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 368 227 km (228 806 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 777 km (226 041 mi).
9 days after descending node on 7 May 2018 at 10:24 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 20 May 2018 at 13:13 in ♌ Leo.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 4 May 2018 at 23:00 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.562°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.652° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 May 2018 at 15:02 in ♋ Cancer.
In 13 days on 29 May 2018 at 14:20 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.