Moon* ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 28 May 2012 at 20:16.
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 first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2012 after 1 day on 4 June 2012 at 11:12.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 153 of Meeus index or 1106 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 53 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 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠191.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠217.1°.
Moon is at perigee at 13:19. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 19 May 2012 at 16:13 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 16 June 2012 at 01:24 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 358 483 km (222 751 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 025 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 873 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 20:38 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 17 June 2012 at 15:43 in ♉ Taurus.
At 20:38 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
12 days since the previous standstill on 22 May 2012 at 11:13 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.709°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-21.714° at the point of next southern standstill on 4 June 2012 at 17:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 1 day on 4 June 2012 at 11:12 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.