Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2005 after 14 days on 21 July 2005 at 11:00.
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 12:02 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 68 of Meeus index or 1021 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes. It is 39 minutes shorter 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 18 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠158.8°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠181.9°.
13 days after point of perigee on 23 June 2005 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 8 July 2005 at 17:39 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 403 653 km (250 818 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 363 km (252 502 mi).
6 days after ascending node on 29 June 2005 at 16:29 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 14 July 2005 at 06:35 in ♎ Libra.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 5 July 2005 at 13:08 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.208°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.265° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 July 2005 at 17:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.