Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 4 November 2042 at 15:51.
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 ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2042 after 16 days on 27 November 2042 at 06:06.
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 529 of Meeus index or 1482 from Brown series.
Length of current 529 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2042. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 530 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠177.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠201.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 12:15, this is 13 days after last perigee on 28 October 2042 at 11:27 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 25 November 2042 at 22:40 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 406 245 km (252 429 mi) away from Earth. It is 837 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 464 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 01:54 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 24 November 2042 at 01:03 in ♈ Aries.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 1 November 2042 at 17:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.455°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.390° in the next southern standstill on 16 November 2042 at 08:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 days on 12 November 2042 at 20:28 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.