Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 80% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 6 April 2069 at 16:13.
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 about ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1806" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2069 after 24 days on 6 May 2069 at 09:11.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 856 of Meeus index or 1809 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes. It is 38 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 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠349.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠4.9°.
4 days after point of apogee on 7 April 2069 at 02:44 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 April 2069 at 02:57 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 396 784 km (246 550 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 266 km (221 995 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 8 April 2069 at 21:44 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 22 April 2069 at 04:46 in ♉ Taurus.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 22:06 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-19.933°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠19.914° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 24 April 2069 at 15:22.
In 9 days on 21 April 2069 at 09:58 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.