Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1894".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2021.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°.
Moon is at perigee at 01:52. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 11 May 2021 at 21:54 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 8 June 2021 at 02:27 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 357 310 km (222 022 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 198 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 046 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 19:38 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 9 June 2021 at 16:42 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 15 May 2021 at 22:25 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.640°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.647° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 May 2021 at 19:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.