Crescent ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 10 June 2023 at 19:31.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1861" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2023 after 17 days on 3 July 2023 at 11:39.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
8 days after point of perigee on 6 June 2023 at 23:07 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 22 June 2023 at 18:30 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 385 242 km (239 378 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 385 km (251 895 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 14 June 2023 at 00:05 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 June 2023 at 12:22 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 5 June 2023 at 16:21 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.866°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.833° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 June 2023 at 21:07 in ♊ Gemini.
In 2 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.