Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 11 May 2021 at 19:00.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2021 after 11 days on 26 May 2021 at 11:14.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 264 of Meeus index or 1217 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 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 3 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 54 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠178.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠202.3°.
2 days after point of apogee on 11 May 2021 at 21:54 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 May 2021 at 01:52 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 402 447 km (250 069 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 310 km (222 022 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 13 May 2021 at 10:29 in ♊ Gemini. 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 26 May 2021 at 19:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
13 days since the previous standstill on 1 May 2021 at 09:37 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.591°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠25.640° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 May 2021 at 22:25 in ♋ Cancer.
In 11 days on 26 May 2021 at 11:14 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.