Gibbous ♎ Libra
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 19 May 2040 at 07:00.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2040 after 4 days on 26 May 2040 at 11:47.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 499 of Meeus index or 1452 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 35 minutes. It is 37 minutes shorter 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 1 hour and 51 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 12 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠122.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠152°.
5 days after point of apogee on 16 May 2040 at 01:01 in ♋ Cancer. 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 28 May 2040 at 02:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 390 605 km (242 711 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 810 km (224 197 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 12 May 2040 at 04:05 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 26 May 2040 at 08:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 15 May 2040 at 03:53 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.185°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.181° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 May 2040 at 18:19 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 4 days on 26 May 2040 at 11:47 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.