Moon ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 26 June 2008 at 12:10.
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 ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2008 after 16 days on 18 July 2008 at 07:59.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠4.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠20.1°.
Moon is at perigee at 21:22. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 16 June 2008 at 17:33 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 14 July 2008 at 04:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 359 513 km (223 391 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 995 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 843 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after ascending node on 22 June 2008 at 23:17 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 5 July 2008 at 15:53 in ♌ Leo.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 21:36 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠27.541°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-27.566° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 15 July 2008 at 15:03.
In 1 day on 3 July 2008 at 02:19 in ♋ Cancer 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.