Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 16 April 2022 at 18:55.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2022 after 24 days on 16 May 2022 at 04:14.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 275 of Meeus index or 1228 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 4 minutes. It is 58 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 20 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 43 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠89.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠126°.
1 day after point of perigee on 19 April 2022 at 15:16 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 5 May 2022 at 12:46 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 363 328 km (225 762 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 14 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 287 km (251 834 mi).
2 days after descending node on 18 April 2022 at 14:01 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 1 May 2022 at 19:53 in ♉ Taurus.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 17:41 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-26.937°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠26.967° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 5 May 2022 at 15:55.
In 9 days on 30 April 2022 at 20:28 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.