Moon ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 13 May 2046 at 10:25.
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.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2046 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°.
1 day after point of perigee on 16 May 2046 at 23:31 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 May 2046 at 21:55 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 369 002 km (229 287 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 334 km (251 241 mi).
6 days after descending node on 12 May 2046 at 07:55 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 May 2046 at 04:58 in ♒ Aquarius.
20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
9 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 3 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 1 day 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.