Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 28 June 2020 at 08:16.
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 ∠8° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2020 after 4 days on 5 July 2020 at 04:44.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 253 of Meeus index or 1206 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 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 53 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 17 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠263.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠296.9°.
Moon is at perigee at 02:09. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 15 June 2020 at 00:56 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 12 July 2020 at 19:27 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 368 958 km (229 260 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2020. It is 6 450 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 398 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after ascending node on 21 June 2020 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 4 July 2020 at 03:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 22 June 2020 at 03:56 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.070°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.064° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 July 2020 at 01:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 4 days on 5 July 2020 at 04:44 in ♑ Capricorn 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.