Moon* ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 3 June 2048 at 12:05.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2048 after 15 days on 26 June 2048 at 02:08.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 598 of Meeus index or 1551 from Brown series.
Length of current 598 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 52 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2048. It is 38 minutes longer than next lunation 599 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠163°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠186.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 20:20, this is 13 days after last perigee on 27 May 2048 at 23:56 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 25 June 2048 at 09:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 406 480 km (252 575 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2048. It is 1 072 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 229 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after its ascending node on 29 May 2048 at 03:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 June 2048 at 01:40 in ♊ Gemini.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 28 May 2048 at 12:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.749°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.745° in the next northern standstill on 11 June 2048 at 06:28 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 11 June 2048 at 12:50 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.