First Quarter is the lunar phase today - . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and growing larger.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.88% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June after 6 days on 2 June 2015 at 16:19.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
There is low ocean tide today. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 190 of Meeus index or 1143 from Brown series.
Length of current 190 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 191.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠48.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠78.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
1 day after point of apogee on 26 May 2015 at 22:12, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 14 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 10 June 2015 at 04:39.
Moon is 405 501 km (251 966 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 1 day, distance is 404 246 km (251 187 mi). Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 369 713 km (229 729 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 14 May 2015 at 20:37, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 1 day untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 May 2015 at 14:40.
25 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.
6 days after previous North standstill on 20 May 2015 at 09:41, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠18.389°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 7 days to face South declination of ∠-18.440° in the next southern standstill on 3 June 2015 at 21:10.
After 6 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 2 June 2015 at 16:19.