Quarter* ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 3 September 2043 at 13:17.
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 ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2043 after 8 days on 19 September 2043 at 01:47.
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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 540 of Meeus index or 1493 from Brown series.
Length of current 540 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter than next lunation 541 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠88.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠123.9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 03:40, this is 14 days after last perigee on 26 August 2043 at 13:38 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 22 September 2043 at 00:24 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 404 492 km (251 340 mi) away from Earth. It is 916 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 217 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 4 September 2043 at 23:58 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 September 2043 at 07:48 in ♓ Pisces.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 29 August 2043 at 09:18 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.661°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.703° in the next southern standstill on 12 September 2043 at 11:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 8 days on 19 September 2043 at 01:47 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.