Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1891".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2012.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°.
1 day after point of perigee on 3 June 2012 at 13:19 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 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 June 2012 at 01:24 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 365 150 km (226 894 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 791 km (252 147 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 3 June 2012 at 20:38 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 17 June 2012 at 15:43 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 17:05 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-21.714°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠21.721° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 18 June 2012 at 17:37.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.