Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 18 May 2019 at 21:11.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1802" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2019 after 25 days on 17 June 2019 at 08:31.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 239 of Meeus index or 1192 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 2 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠263°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠296.1°.
8 days after point of perigee on 13 May 2019 at 21:53 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 26 May 2019 at 13:27 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 397 816 km (247 191 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 134 km (251 117 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 19:12 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 5 June 2019 at 22:46 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
At 06:41 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-22.313°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠22.361° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 5 June 2019 at 12:58.
In 11 days on 3 June 2019 at 10:02 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.