Crescent ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 21 April 2025 at 01:36.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2025 after 17 days on 12 May 2025 at 16:56.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
11 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 April 2025 at 16:15 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 365 876 km (227 345 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 119 km (221 903 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 02:23 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 7 May 2025 at 23:44 in ♍ Virgo.
At 02:23 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
6 days since the previous standstill on 18 April 2025 at 13:24 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.630°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.573° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 May 2025 at 06:35 in ♊ Gemini.
In 2 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.