Crescent ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 20 May 2006 at 09:21.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1944" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2006 after 18 days on 11 June 2006 at 18:03.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 78 of Meeus index or 1031 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 42 minutes. It is 58 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 7 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠38.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠64.2°.
1 day after point of perigee on 22 May 2006 at 15:29 in ♓ Pisces. 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 4 June 2006 at 01:41 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 368 751 km (229 131 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 080 km (251 084 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 22 May 2006 at 18:00 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 June 2006 at 12:10 in ♎ Libra.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 16 May 2006 at 03:52 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.539°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.490° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 May 2006 at 01:13 in ♋ Cancer.
In 2 days on 27 May 2006 at 05:26 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.