Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 13 April 2025 at 00:22.
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 ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2025 after 26 days on 12 May 2025 at 16:56.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 312 of Meeus index or 1265 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 33 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer 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 4 hours and 11 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠346.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠2.3°.
2 days after point of apogee on 13 April 2025 at 22:48 in ♎ Libra. 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 27 April 2025 at 16:15 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 402 121 km (249 866 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 119 km (221 903 mi).
5 days after descending node on 10 April 2025 at 19:56 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 April 2025 at 02:23 in ♓ Pisces.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 3 April 2025 at 22:15 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.696°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.630° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 April 2025 at 13:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 11 days on 27 April 2025 at 19:31 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.