Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 13 June 2018 at 19:43.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2018 after 13 days on 28 June 2018 at 04:53.
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 228 of Meeus index or 1181 from Brown series.
Length of current 228 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 5 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2018. It is 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 229 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠340.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356°. 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 23:55, this is 12 days after last apogee on 2 June 2018 at 16:34 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 30 June 2018 at 02:43 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 359 507 km (223 387 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 001 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 849 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after its descending node on 3 June 2018 at 12:39 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 June 2018 at 17:50 in ♋ Cancer.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous South standstill on 1 June 2018 at 07:09 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.727°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.754° in the next northern standstill on 15 June 2018 at 00:52 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 28 June 2018 at 04:53 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.