Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 13 April 2048 at 05:20.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2048 after 9 days on 28 April 2048 at 11:13.
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 597 of Meeus index or 1550 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 38 minutes. It is 14 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 2 hours and 54 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 9 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠135.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠163°.
1 day after point of apogee on 17 April 2048 at 07:22 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 29 April 2048 at 14:29 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 404 414 km (251 291 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 129 km (223 152 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 16:39 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 1 May 2048 at 18:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 17 April 2048 at 19:00 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.861°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.803° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 May 2048 at 02:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 9 days on 28 April 2048 at 11:13 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.