Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1897" and ∠1889".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2006.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°.
8 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 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 16 June 2006 at 17:07 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 377 827 km (234 771 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 926 km (229 240 mi).
6 days after descending node on 5 June 2006 at 12:10 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 June 2006 at 19:11 in ♓ Pisces.
20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 10:30 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.452°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.444° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 25 June 2006 at 08:40.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.