Moon* ♐ Sagittarius
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 1 June 2017 at 12:42.
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 ∠6° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2017 after 1 day on 9 June 2017 at 13:10.
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 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 215 of Meeus index or 1168 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 46 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2017. It is 29 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 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠356°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠11°.
Moon is at apogee at 22:21. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 26 May 2017 at 01:23 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 23 June 2017 at 10:49 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 406 402 km (252 526 mi) away from Earth. It is 994 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 307 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after ascending node on 31 May 2017 at 11:56 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 June 2017 at 02:40 in ♒ Aquarius.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 27 May 2017 at 23:36 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.362°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.428° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 June 2017 at 03:36 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 1 day on 9 June 2017 at 13:10 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.