Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 83% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 25 May 2015 at 17:19.
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 about ∠19° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2015 after 4 days on 2 June 2015 at 16:19.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 190 of Meeus index or 1143 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 52 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 17 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠48.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠78.1°.
2 days after point of apogee on 26 May 2015 at 22:12 in ♍ Virgo. 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 10 June 2015 at 04:39 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 402 565 km (250 142 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 713 km (229 729 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 28 May 2015 at 14:40 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 June 2015 at 23:30 in ♈ Aries.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 20 May 2015 at 09:41 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.389°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.440° at the point of next southern standstill on 3 June 2015 at 21:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 4 days on 2 June 2015 at 16:19 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.