Moon* ♏ Scorpio
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 4 May 2025 at 13:52.
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 ∠8° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2025 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠2.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠17.8°.
Moon is at apogee at 00:49. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 27 April 2025 at 16:15 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 26 May 2025 at 01:37 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 406 245 km (252 429 mi) away from Earth. It is 837 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 464 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after descending node on 7 May 2025 at 23:44 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 May 2025 at 08:05 in ♓ Pisces.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 1 May 2025 at 06:35 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.573°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.484° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 May 2025 at 18:44 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 1 day on 12 May 2025 at 16:56 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.