Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 4 June 2023 at 03:42.
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 first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1944" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2023 after 27 days on 3 July 2023 at 11:39.
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 289 of Meeus index or 1242 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is equal to the mean synodic month length. It is %hours_to_shortest% and %minutes_to_shortest% longer than the 21st century's shortest and %hours_to_longest% and %minutes_to_longest% shorter than the 21st century's longest synodic months.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠92.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠127.4°.
10 days after point of apogee on 26 May 2023 at 01:39 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 June 2023 at 23:07 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 368 684 km (229 090 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 860 km (226 713 mi).
4 days after descending node on 1 June 2023 at 06:23 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 June 2023 at 00:05 in ♉ Taurus.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 16:21 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-27.866°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠27.833° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 18 June 2023 at 21:07.
In 12 days on 18 June 2023 at 04:37 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.