Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1878" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2006 after 15 days on 11 June 2006 at 18:03.
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 05:26 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 79 of Meeus index or 1032 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 40 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 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 2 hours and 4 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.
The true anomaly is ∠64.2°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠97.5°.
4 days 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 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 June 2006 at 01:41 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 381 594 km (237 112 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 080 km (251 084 mi).
4 days after ascending node on 22 May 2006 at 18:00 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 June 2006 at 12:10 in ♎ Libra.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠28.490° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 May 2006 at 01:13 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.