Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 7 June 2009 at 18:12.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2009 after 26 days on 7 July 2009 at 09:21.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
Moon is at apogee at 16:04. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 26 May 2009 at 03:44 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 23 June 2009 at 10:39 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 405 786 km (252 144 mi) away from Earth. It is 378 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 923 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
13 days after descending node on 28 May 2009 at 10:19 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 June 2009 at 10:15 in ♒ Aquarius.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 8 June 2009 at 02:03 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.429°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.446° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 June 2009 at 02:48 in ♊ Gemini.
In 12 days on 22 June 2009 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini 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.