Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 22 May 2020 at 17:39.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2020 after 12 days on 5 June 2020 at 19:12.
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 252 of Meeus index or 1205 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 3 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 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 19 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 44 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠229.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠263.8°.
6 days after point of apogee on 18 May 2020 at 07:45 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 June 2020 at 03:36 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 390 518 km (242 657 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 366 km (226 407 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 21:34 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 6 June 2020 at 18:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 21:34 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
13 days since the previous standstill on 11 May 2020 at 06:13 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.998°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠24.055° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 May 2020 at 21:16 in ♋ Cancer.
In 12 days on 5 June 2020 at 19:12 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.