Gibbous ♎ Libra
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 15 April 2024 at 19:13.
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 about ∠23° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2024 after 3 days on 23 April 2024 at 23:49.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 300 of Meeus index or 1253 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2024. It is 15 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 3 hours and 43 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 26 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠17.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠36°.
Moon is at apogee at 02:09. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 7 April 2024 at 17:53 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 5 May 2024 at 22:11 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 405 625 km (252 044 mi) away from Earth. It is 217 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 084 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 days after ascending node on 8 April 2024 at 12:20 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 22 April 2024 at 10:45 in ♎ Libra.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 13 April 2024 at 22:36 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.552°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.509° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 April 2024 at 14:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 3 days on 23 April 2024 at 23:49 in ♎ Libra 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.