Crescent ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 23 June 2011 at 11:48.
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 ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2011 after 18 days on 15 July 2011 at 06:40.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
2 days after point of apogee on 24 June 2011 at 04:13 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 July 2011 at 14:04 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 402 929 km (250 368 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 566 km (229 638 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 15 June 2011 at 18:35 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 30 June 2011 at 04:14 in ♊ Gemini.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 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 3 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 4 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.