Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 6 June 2024 at 12:38.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1844" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2024 after 13 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 302 of Meeus index or 1255 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 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 2 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 45 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠60.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠93.2°.
6 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 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 June 2024 at 13:36 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 388 724 km (241 542 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 078 km (251 082 mi).
6 days after ascending node on 2 June 2024 at 03:08 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 June 2024 at 20:17 in ♎ Libra.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 7 June 2024 at 16:40 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.365°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.345° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 June 2024 at 02:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 13 days on 22 June 2024 at 01:08 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.