Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 22 June 2009 at 19:35.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2009 after 13 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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 117 of Meeus index or 1070 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2009. It is 27 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 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠349.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠4.5°.
Moon is at perigee at 10:39. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 10 June 2009 at 16:04 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 7 July 2009 at 21:39 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 358 018 km (222 462 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 490 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 338 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after ascending node on 11 June 2009 at 10:15 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 June 2009 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 22 June 2009 at 02:48 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.446°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.460° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 July 2009 at 07:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 13 days on 7 July 2009 at 09:21 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.