Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 5 June 2020 at 19:12.
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 ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1881" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2020 after 27 days on 5 July 2020 at 04:44.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
4 days after point of perigee on 3 June 2020 at 03:36 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 15 June 2020 at 00:56 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 381 051 km (236 774 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 597 km (251 405 mi).
1 day after descending node on 6 June 2020 at 18:10 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 June 2020 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
At 16:22 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-24.069°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠24.070° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 22 June 2020 at 03:56.
In 13 days on 21 June 2020 at 06:41 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.