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.
29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes is the length of new lunation 80. It is 2 hours and 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 81 length.
Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠97.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠131.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
8 days after point of perigee on 16 June 2006 at 17:07 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 July 2006 at 20:12 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 388 679 km (241 514 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 448 km (251 312 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 18 June 2006 at 19:11 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 July 2006 at 14:19 in ♍ Virgo.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 08:40 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.444°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.477° in its southern standstill point on 9 July 2006 at 18:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.