Crescent ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 24 April 2066 at 12:29.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2066 after 14 days on 9 May 2066 at 18:58.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 820 of Meeus index or 1773 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 9 minutes. It is 28 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 25 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 38 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠132.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠160.1°.
12 days after point of perigee on 12 April 2066 at 22:32 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 April 2066 at 19:52 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 401 192 km (249 289 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 408 km (251 909 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 16 April 2066 at 00:07 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 30 April 2066 at 00:48 in ♋ Cancer.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 14 April 2066 at 10:46 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.901°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.799° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 April 2066 at 05:54 in ♊ Gemini.
In 14 days on 9 May 2066 at 18:58 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.