Crescent ♌ Leo
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 3 June 2019 at 10:02.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2019 after 9 days on 17 June 2019 at 08:31.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 240 of Meeus index or 1193 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 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 3 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠296.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠321.4°.
Moon is at perigee at 23:21. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 26 May 2019 at 13:27 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 23 June 2019 at 07:50 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 368 508 km (228 980 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 000 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 848 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after ascending node on 5 June 2019 at 22:46 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 June 2019 at 01:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 5 June 2019 at 12:58 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.361°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.381° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 June 2019 at 15:33 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 9 days on 17 June 2019 at 08:31 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.