Crescent ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 18 June 2006 at 14:08.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2006 after 18 days on 11 July 2006 at 03:02.
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 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 perigee on 16 June 2006 at 17:07 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 July 2006 at 20:12 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 374 630 km (232 784 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 448 km (251 312 mi).
3 days after ascending node on 18 June 2006 at 19:11 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 2 July 2006 at 14:19 in ♍ Virgo.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 12 June 2006 at 10:30 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.452°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.444° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 June 2006 at 08:40 in ♊ Gemini.
In 3 days on 25 June 2006 at 16:05 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.