Moon ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 26 June 2008 at 12:10.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2008 after 16 days on 18 July 2008 at 07:59.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 21:22, this is 15 days after last apogee on 16 June 2008 at 17:33 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 14 July 2008 at 04:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 359 513 km (223 391 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 995 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 843 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its ascending node on 22 June 2008 at 23:17 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 July 2008 at 15:53 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 21:36 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.541°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.566° in its southern standstill point on 15 July 2008 at 15:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 3 July 2008 at 02:19 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.