Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2025 after 15 days on 12 May 2025 at 16:56.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 19:31 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 313 of Meeus index or 1266 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 31 minutes. It is 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 5 hours and 13 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 56 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠2.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠17.8°.
Moon is at perigee at 16:15. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 13 April 2025 at 22:48 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 11 May 2025 at 00:49 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 357 119 km (221 903 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 389 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 237 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after ascending node on 25 April 2025 at 02:23 in ♓ Pisces. 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 7 May 2025 at 23:44 in ♍ Virgo.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 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 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.573° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 May 2025 at 06:35 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.