Crescent ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 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 first ∠4° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2001 after 9 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 5 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 07:07, this is 12 days after last apogee on 15 May 2001 at 01:29 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 11 June 2001 at 19:48 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 368 036 km (228 687 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 528 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 320 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 25 May 2001 at 13:51 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 June 2001 at 17:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 25 May 2001 at 23:03 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.388°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.414° in the next southern standstill on 8 June 2001 at 05:02 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 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.