Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
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 first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1888".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2013.
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 166 of Meeus index or 1119 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 42 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 34 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠168.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠191.6°.
Moon is at perigee at 11:09. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 9 June 2013 at 21:40 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 7 July 2013 at 00:36 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 356 990 km (221 823 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2013. It is 5 518 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 565 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after ascending node on 20 June 2013 at 09:51 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 July 2013 at 04:15 in ♉ Taurus.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 22 June 2013 at 16:11 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.186°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.170° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 July 2013 at 02:09 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.