Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2074 after 14 days on 11 May 2074 at 02:17.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 06:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 919 of Meeus index or 1872 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 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 3 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 50 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠170.1°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠193.2°.
13 days after point of perigee on 12 April 2074 at 14:37 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 April 2074 at 09:29 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 405 239 km (251 804 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 588 km (252 642 mi).
7 days after descending node on 19 April 2074 at 03:12 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 3 May 2074 at 18:36 in ♌ Leo.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 17 April 2074 at 01:07 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.642°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.782° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 May 2074 at 15:56 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.