Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 23 May 2001 at 02:46.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1943" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2001 after 11 days on 6 June 2001 at 01:39.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 17 of Meeus index or 970 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 12 minutes. It is 1 hour and 25 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 37 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠299.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠324.1°.
10 days after point of apogee on 15 May 2001 at 01:29 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 May 2001 at 07:07 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 368 964 km (229 264 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 036 km (228 687 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 13:51 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 7 June 2001 at 17:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 13:51 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
At 23:03 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠23.388°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-23.414° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 8 June 2001 at 05:02.
In 11 days on 6 June 2001 at 01:39 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.