Crescent ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 27 June 2016 at 18:19.
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 ∠15° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2016 after 17 days on 19 July 2016 at 22:57.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
1 day after point of perigee on 1 July 2016 at 06:45 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 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 July 2016 at 05:24 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 367 800 km (228 540 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 272 km (251 203 mi).
6 days after descending node on 26 June 2016 at 05:28 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 July 2016 at 01:41 in ♍ Virgo.
20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 20 June 2016 at 18:52 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.610°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠18.598° at the point of next northern standstill on 3 July 2016 at 20:06 in ♊ Gemini.
In 1 day on 4 July 2016 at 11:01 in ♋ Cancer 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.