Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 18 April 2049 at 01:04.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2049 after 26 days on 17 May 2049 at 11:13.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 609 of Meeus index or 1562 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 17 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 12 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 57 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠67°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠102.4°.
10 days after point of apogee on 10 April 2049 at 03:32 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 22 April 2049 at 11:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 369 506 km (229 600 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 462 km (228 952 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 23:57 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 4 May 2049 at 04:33 in ♊ Gemini.
At 23:57 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
12 days since the previous standstill on 7 April 2049 at 13:42 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.212°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-22.138° at the point of next southern standstill on 21 April 2049 at 13:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 11 days on 2 May 2049 at 00:11 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.