Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 13 June 2056 at 07:04.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1814" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2056 after 12 days on 27 June 2056 at 09:47.
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 698 of Meeus index or 1651 from Brown series.
Length of current 698 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes longer than next lunation 699 length.
Length of current synodic month is 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠222.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠255.1°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 9 June 2056 at 08:50 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 June 2056 at 03:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 395 109 km (245 509 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 147 km (225 649 mi).
13 days after its descending node on 1 June 2056 at 02:08 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 June 2056 at 14:37 in ♋ Cancer.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 20:08 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.004°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.003° in its southern standstill point on 27 June 2056 at 19:17 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 27 June 2056 at 09:47 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.