Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2079 after 15 days on 14 June 2079 at 12:39.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 18:41 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 982 of Meeus index or 1935 from Brown series.
29 days, 6 hours and 50 minutes is the length of new lunation 982. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2079. It is 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 983 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 54 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 15 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠12°. 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 23:00, this is 13 days after last apogee on 17 May 2079 at 16:24 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 13 June 2079 at 18:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 357 272 km (221 999 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2079. It is 5 236 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 847 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its ascending node on 28 May 2079 at 04:40 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 June 2079 at 00:43 in ♏ Scorpio.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 19 May 2079 at 06:26 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.005°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.971° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2079 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.