Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1844" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2006 after 15 days on 11 July 2006 at 03:02.
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 16:05 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 80 of Meeus index or 1033 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 2 hours and 13 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 18 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 51 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠97.5°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠131.2°.
8 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 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 July 2006 at 20:12 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 388 679 km (241 514 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 448 km (251 312 mi).
6 days after ascending node on 18 June 2006 at 19:11 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 2 July 2006 at 14:19 in ♍ Virgo.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 08:40 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.444°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.477° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 9 July 2006 at 18:49.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.