Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 23 May 2001 at 02:46.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1943" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2001 after 11 days on 6 June 2001 at 01:39.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 17 of Meeus index or 970 from Brown series.
Length of current 17 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 12 minutes. It is 1 hour and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 18 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠299.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠324.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
10 days after point of apogee on 15 May 2001 at 01:29 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 May 2001 at 07:07 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 368 964 km (229 264 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 036 km (228 687 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 13:51 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 7 June 2001 at 17:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 13:51 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 23:03 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.388°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.414° in its southern standstill point on 8 June 2001 at 05:02 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 6 June 2001 at 01:39 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.