Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 5 June 2016 at 03:00.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1918" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2016 after 13 days on 20 June 2016 at 11:02.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 203 of Meeus index or 1156 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 43 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 4 hours and 43 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠27.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠48.9°.
3 days after point of perigee on 3 June 2016 at 10:55 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 15 June 2016 at 12:00 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 373 723 km (232 221 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 022 km (251 669 mi).
7 days after descending node on 30 May 2016 at 04:45 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 June 2016 at 22:20 in ♍ Virgo.
21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 09:13 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.575°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.610° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 20 June 2016 at 18:52.
In 13 days on 20 June 2016 at 11:02 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.