Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 4 July 2010 at 14:35.
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 ∠16° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1897" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2010 after 16 days on 26 July 2010 at 01:37.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
8 days after point of apogee on 1 July 2010 at 10:12 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 July 2010 at 11:21 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 377 785 km (234 745 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 116 km (224 387 mi).
12 days after ascending node on 27 June 2010 at 01:19 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 11 July 2010 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 16:50 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠25.043°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-25.034° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 22 July 2010 at 11:12.
In 2 days on 11 July 2010 at 19:40 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.