Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1890".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2009.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 116 of Meeus index or 1069 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 24 minutes. It is 24 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 49 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠332.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠349.4°.
13 days after point of perigee on 26 May 2009 at 03:44 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 June 2009 at 16:04 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 403 873 km (250 955 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 786 km (252 144 mi).
11 days after descending node on 28 May 2009 at 10:19 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 June 2009 at 10:15 in ♒ Aquarius.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 02:03 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-26.429°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠26.446° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 22 June 2009 at 02:48.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.