Crescent ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 6 May 2046 at 02:56.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1841" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2046 after 12 days on 20 May 2046 at 03:15.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 573 of Meeus index or 1526 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 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 18 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 51 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠239.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠274°.
6 days after point of apogee on 1 May 2046 at 03:41 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 16 May 2046 at 23:31 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 389 398 km (241 961 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 910 km (227 366 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 28 April 2046 at 02:09 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 12 May 2046 at 07:55 in ♌ Leo.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
13 days since the previous standstill on 24 April 2046 at 09:26 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.852°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠26.750° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 May 2046 at 23:01 in ♊ Gemini.
In 12 days on 20 May 2046 at 03:15 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.