Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 69% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 24 June 2015 at 11:03.
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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2015 after 5 days on 2 July 2015 at 02:20.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 191 of Meeus index or 1144 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 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 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 44 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠78.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠112.8°.
2 days after point of apogee on 23 June 2015 at 17:01 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 July 2015 at 18:54 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 401 541 km (249 506 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 095 km (228 102 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 24 June 2015 at 17:23 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 July 2015 at 00:07 in ♈ Aries.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 16 June 2015 at 19:47 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.457°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.445° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 July 2015 at 06:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 5 days on 2 July 2015 at 02:20 in ♑ Capricorn 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.