Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 26 April 2097 at 12:09.
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 ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2097 after 25 days on 26 May 2097 at 03:36.
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 1203 of Meeus index or 2156 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 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 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠319.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠339.2°.
Moon is at apogee at 19:19. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 14 April 2097 at 21:49 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 13 May 2097 at 00:36 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 405 323 km (251 856 mi) away from Earth. It is 85 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 386 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after descending node on 26 April 2097 at 22:40 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 May 2097 at 03:30 in ♉ Taurus.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
13 days since the previous standstill on 17 April 2097 at 11:44 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.513°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-27.535° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 May 2097 at 12:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 11 days on 11 May 2097 at 18:40 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.