Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 30 April 2022 at 20:28.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2022 after 10 days on 16 May 2022 at 04:14.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 276 of Meeus index or 1229 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes. It is 20 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 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠126°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠155.2°.
Moon is at apogee at 12:46. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 19 April 2022 at 15:16 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 17 May 2022 at 15:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 405 287 km (251 834 mi) away from Earth. It is 121 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 422 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after ascending node on 1 May 2022 at 19:53 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 May 2022 at 23:44 in ♏ Scorpio.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 15:55 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠26.967°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-26.964° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 19 May 2022 at 01:21.
In 10 days on 16 May 2022 at 04:14 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.