Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 9 June 2011 at 02:11.
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 ∠7° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2011 after 3 days on 15 June 2011 at 20:13.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 141 of Meeus index or 1094 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 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 53 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 16 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠248.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠283.1°.
Moon is at perigee at 01:42. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 27 May 2011 at 09:58 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 24 June 2011 at 04:13 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 367 188 km (228 160 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 680 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 168 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after descending node on 2 June 2011 at 20:21 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 15 June 2011 at 18:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 2 June 2011 at 09:54 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.393°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.399° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 June 2011 at 08:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 3 days on 15 June 2011 at 20:13 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.