Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 25 April 2070 at 09:31.
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 ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2070 after 25 days on 25 May 2070 at 01:37.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 869 of Meeus index or 1822 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 38 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠333.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠350.2°.
1 day after point of apogee on 28 April 2070 at 06:11 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 11 May 2070 at 01:00 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 404 301 km (251 221 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 790 km (222 320 mi).
4 days after ascending node on 24 April 2070 at 13:41 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 May 2070 at 19:39 in ♈ Aries.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 10:16 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-18.761°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠18.793° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 12 May 2070 at 15:52.
In 10 days on 10 May 2070 at 11:08 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.