Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2038 after 14 days on 18 May 2038 at 18:23.
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 09:19 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 474 of Meeus index or 1427 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 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 2 hours and 21 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 42 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠198.9°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠226°.
2 days after point of apogee on 2 May 2038 at 08:35 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 May 2038 at 13:35 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 403 887 km (250 964 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 249 km (223 227 mi).
10 days after descending node on 24 April 2038 at 11:37 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 May 2038 at 02:33 in ♋ Cancer.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 24 April 2038 at 09:38 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.806°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.927° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 May 2038 at 03:15 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.