Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 3 June 2008 at 19:23.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2008 after 14 days on 18 June 2008 at 17:30.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 104 of Meeus index or 1057 from Brown series.
Length of current 104 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 56 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2008. It is 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 105 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠4.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠20.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
1 day after point of perigee on 3 June 2008 at 13:08 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 June 2008 at 17:33 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 364 161 km (226 279 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 229 km (252 419 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 26 May 2008 at 21:45 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 June 2008 at 09:15 in ♌ Leo.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 11:38 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.527°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.510° in its southern standstill point on 18 June 2008 at 09:08 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 14 days on 18 June 2008 at 17:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.