Moon ♐ Sagittarius
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1898".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2052.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 647 of Meeus index or 1600 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 29 minutes. It is 29 minutes longer 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 5 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 54 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠352.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠7.2°.
Moon is at apogee at 20:41. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 29 April 2052 at 14:35 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 28 May 2052 at 00:39 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 406 342 km (252 489 mi) away from Earth. It is 934 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 367 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after ascending node on 10 May 2052 at 10:36 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 May 2052 at 19:07 in ♈ Aries.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 2 May 2052 at 05:36 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.384°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.443° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 May 2052 at 13:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.