Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1895".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2043.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 536 of Meeus index or 1489 from Brown series.
Length of current 536 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 14 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2043. It is 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 537 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠0.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠15.9°. 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 22 May 2043 at 14:46 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 6 June 2043 at 11:59 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 404 162 km (251 135 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 682 km (222 875 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 19 May 2043 at 08:03 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 2 June 2043 at 17:02 in ♓ Pisces.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 12 May 2043 at 00:03 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.531°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.459° in the next southern standstill on 26 May 2043 at 08:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.