Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 24 April 2043 at 07:23.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2043 after 27 days on 23 May 2043 at 23:37.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 535 of Meeus index or 1488 from Brown series.
Length of current 535 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute longer than next lunation 536 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠345.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠0.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
1 day after point of apogee on 25 April 2043 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 May 2043 at 02:32 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 404 871 km (251 575 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 136 km (221 914 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 22 April 2043 at 04:12 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 May 2043 at 11:10 in ♈ Aries.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 14 April 2043 at 15:23 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.638°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.582° in the next southern standstill on 29 April 2043 at 03:33 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 9 May 2043 at 03:21 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.