Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 26 May 2021 at 11:14.
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 ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2021 after 28 days on 24 June 2021 at 18:40.
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 264 of Meeus index or 1217 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 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 9 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 54 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠178.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠202.3°.
1 day after point of perigee on 26 May 2021 at 01:52 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 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 8 June 2021 at 02:27 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 365 248 km (226 955 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 230 km (252 420 mi).
1 day after descending node on 26 May 2021 at 19:38 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 9 June 2021 at 16:42 in ♊ Gemini.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 15 May 2021 at 22:25 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.640°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-25.647° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 May 2021 at 19:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 13 days on 10 June 2021 at 10:53 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.