Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 19 June 2010 at 04:30.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1830" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2010 after 1 day on 26 June 2010 at 11:30.
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 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 129 of Meeus index or 1082 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 26 minutes. It is 58 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 4 hours and 18 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠311.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠332.7°.
9 days after point of perigee on 15 June 2010 at 14:54 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 July 2010 at 10:12 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 391 597 km (243 327 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 036 km (251 678 mi).
11 days after descending node on 13 June 2010 at 21:54 in ♋ Cancer. 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 27 June 2010 at 01:19 in ♑ Capricorn.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 05:09 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-25.038°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠25.043° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 9 July 2010 at 16:50.
In 1 day on 26 June 2010 at 11:30 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.