Moon* ♏ Scorpio
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 17 May 2051 at 13:29.
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 ∠19° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2051 after 1 day on 25 May 2051 at 17:35.
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 635 of Meeus index or 1588 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 27 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2051. It is 46 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 4 hours and 17 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠23.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠43.2°.
3 days after point of apogee on 21 May 2051 at 04:56 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 June 2051 at 01:20 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 401 348 km (249 386 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 806 km (226 680 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 23 May 2051 at 02:03 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 June 2051 at 14:37 in ♈ Aries.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 12 May 2051 at 15:20 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.181°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.213° at the point of next southern standstill on 27 May 2051 at 03:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 1 day on 25 May 2051 at 17:35 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.