Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 5 June 2073 at 19:51.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1862" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2073 after 12 days on 19 June 2073 at 18:44.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 908 of Meeus index or 1861 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 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 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 50 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠250°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠284.5°.
7 days after point of apogee on 31 May 2073 at 06:54 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 15 June 2073 at 21:26 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 384 927 km (239 183 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 448 km (228 322 mi).
10 days after descending node on 27 May 2073 at 15:39 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 June 2073 at 22:06 in ♌ Leo.
23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 13:47 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠19.587°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-19.607° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 20 June 2073 at 11:20.
In 12 days on 19 June 2073 at 18:44 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.