Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 3 June 2025 at 03:41.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2025 after 3 days on 11 June 2025 at 07:44.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 314 of Meeus index or 1267 from Brown series.
Length of current 314 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2025. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 315 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠17.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠36.2°. 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 apogee on this date at 10:42, this is 12 days after last perigee on 26 May 2025 at 01:37 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 23 June 2025 at 04:43 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 405 553 km (251 999 mi) away from Earth. It is 145 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 156 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 4 June 2025 at 01:33 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 June 2025 at 09:41 in ♓ Pisces.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 28 May 2025 at 16:16 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.442°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.394° in the next southern standstill on 11 June 2025 at 23:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 days on 11 June 2025 at 07:44 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.