Crescent ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 29 May 2016 at 12:12.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2016 after 19 days on 20 June 2016 at 11:02.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 202 of Meeus index or 1155 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 30 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2016. It is 31 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 5 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 55 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠10.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠27.6°.
12 days after point of apogee on 18 May 2016 at 22:06 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 June 2016 at 10:55 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 364 984 km (226 791 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 142 km (224 403 mi).
1 day after descending node on 30 May 2016 at 04:45 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 June 2016 at 22:20 in ♍ Virgo.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 24 May 2016 at 11:16 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.539°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.575° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 June 2016 at 09:13 in ♋ Cancer.
In 4 days on 5 June 2016 at 03:00 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.