Crescent ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 10 June 2002 at 23:47.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1906" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2002 after 11 days on 24 June 2002 at 21:42.
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 30 of Meeus index or 983 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 40 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 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 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 5 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠268.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠300.4°.
8 days after point of apogee on 4 June 2002 at 12:58 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 June 2002 at 07:24 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 376 153 km (233 731 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 308 km (229 477 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 10 June 2002 at 20:00 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 23 June 2002 at 18:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 12 June 2002 at 14:17 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.058°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.048° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 June 2002 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 11 days on 24 June 2002 at 21:42 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.