Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 24 April 2028 at 19:47.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1899" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2028 after 10 days on 8 May 2028 at 19:49.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 350 of Meeus index or 1303 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 15 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 54 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠243.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠278.2°.
8 days after point of apogee on 19 April 2028 at 15:13 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 May 2028 at 10:31 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 377 437 km (234 528 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 533 km (227 753 mi).
11 days after ascending node on 16 April 2028 at 17:56 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 30 April 2028 at 22:47 in ♋ Cancer.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 08:04 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠26.020°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-25.961° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 11 May 2028 at 03:45.
In 10 days on 8 May 2028 at 19:49 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.