Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 18 June 2002 at 00:29.
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 ∠16° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2002 after 3 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°.
2 days after point of perigee on 19 June 2002 at 07:24 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 July 2002 at 07:35 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 368 319 km (228 863 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 211 km (251 165 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 10 June 2002 at 20:00 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 23 June 2002 at 18:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days 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 3 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 3 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.