Moon* ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 30 April 2020 at 20:38.
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 first ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2020 after 1 day on 7 May 2020 at 10:45.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 251 of Meeus index or 1204 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 13 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 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 29 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 34 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠201.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠229.8°.
Moon is at perigee at 03:03. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 20 April 2020 at 19:01 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 18 May 2020 at 07:45 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 359 656 km (223 480 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 852 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 700 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after ascending node on 27 April 2020 at 17:54 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 May 2020 at 09:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 28 April 2020 at 15:23 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.935°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.998° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 May 2020 at 06:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 1 day on 7 May 2020 at 10:45 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.