Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 15 June 2011 at 20:13.
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 first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2011 after 26 days on 15 July 2011 at 06:40.
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 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°.
6 days after point of perigee on 12 June 2011 at 01:42 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 24 June 2011 at 04:13 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 390 576 km (242 693 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 275 km (251 205 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 15 June 2011 at 18:35 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 30 June 2011 at 04:14 in ♊ Gemini.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 15 June 2011 at 08:52 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.399°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.399° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 June 2011 at 17:46 in ♊ Gemini.
In 12 days on 1 July 2011 at 08:54 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.