Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 25 May 2074 at 22:44.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2074 after 11 days on 9 June 2074 at 09:27.
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 920 of Meeus index or 1873 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 26 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 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 53 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠193.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠218.8°.
4 days after point of apogee on 24 May 2074 at 11:59 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 June 2074 at 10:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 399 053 km (247 960 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 517 km (222 772 mi).
12 days after descending node on 16 May 2074 at 05:00 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 May 2074 at 19:46 in ♋ Cancer.
24 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 22:31 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠20.959°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-20.986° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 10 June 2074 at 21:20.
In 11 days on 9 June 2074 at 09:27 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.