Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 17 May 2070 at 02:30.
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 ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1798" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2070 after 3 days on 25 May 2070 at 01:37.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 870 of Meeus index or 1823 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 16 minutes. It is 26 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 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠350.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠5.3°.
10 days after point of perigee on 11 May 2070 at 01:00 in ♉ Taurus. 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 25 May 2070 at 10:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 398 715 km (247 750 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 329 km (252 481 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 18:54 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 5 June 2070 at 03:55 in ♈ Aries.
At 18:54 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
8 days since the previous standstill on 12 May 2070 at 15:52 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.793°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.834° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 May 2070 at 17:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 3 days on 25 May 2070 at 01:37 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.