Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 3 June 2006 at 23:06.
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 ∠21° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1828" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2006 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠64.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠97.5°.
5 days after point of apogee on 4 June 2006 at 01:41 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 16 June 2006 at 17:07 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 392 100 km (243 640 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 926 km (229 240 mi).
3 days after descending node on 5 June 2006 at 12:10 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 June 2006 at 19:11 in ♓ Pisces.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 29 May 2006 at 01:13 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.490°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.452° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 June 2006 at 10:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 2 days on 11 June 2006 at 18:03 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.