Crescent ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 30 May 2024 at 17:13.
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 ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2024 after 17 days on 22 June 2024 at 01:08.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 301 of Meeus index or 1254 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 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 3 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠36°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠60.7°.
2 days after point of perigee on 2 June 2024 at 07:23 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 June 2024 at 13:36 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 370 393 km (230 152 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 078 km (251 082 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 2 June 2024 at 03:08 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 June 2024 at 20:17 in ♎ Libra.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 25 May 2024 at 19:58 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.401°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.365° at the point of next northern standstill on 7 June 2024 at 16:40 in ♊ Gemini.
In 2 days on 6 June 2024 at 12:38 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.