Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2008 after 15 days on 18 June 2008 at 17:30.
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 19:23 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 104 of Meeus index or 1057 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 56 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2008. It is 58 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 5 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 21 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠4.4°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠20.1°.
Moon is at perigee at 13:08. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 20 May 2008 at 14:27 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 16 June 2008 at 17:33 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 357 251 km (221 985 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 257 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 105 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 days after ascending node on 26 May 2008 at 21:45 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 June 2008 at 09:15 in ♌ Leo.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 22 May 2008 at 04:00 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.542°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠27.527° at the point of next northern standstill on 4 June 2008 at 11:38 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.