Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 12 June 2010 at 11:15.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2010 after 12 days on 26 June 2010 at 11:30.
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 129 of Meeus index or 1082 from Brown series.
Length of current 129 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 26 minutes. It is 58 minutes longer than next lunation 130 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠311.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠332.7°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 3 June 2010 at 16:50 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 June 2010 at 14:54 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 370 884 km (230 457 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 937 km (227 383 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 21:54 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 27 June 2010 at 01:19 in ♑ Capricorn.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 12 June 2010 at 07:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.030°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.038° in the next southern standstill on 25 June 2010 at 05:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 26 June 2010 at 11:30 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.