Crescent ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1931" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2046 after 8 days on 20 May 2046 at 03:15.
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 5 days 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°.
10 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 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 16 May 2046 at 23:31 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 371 259 km (230 690 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 910 km (227 366 mi).
13 days after ascending node on 28 April 2046 at 02:09 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 May 2046 at 07:55 in ♌ Leo.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 8 May 2046 at 23:01 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.750°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.705° at the point of next southern standstill on 21 May 2046 at 18:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 8 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.