Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 3 October 2043 at 03:12.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2043 after 9 days on 18 October 2043 at 11:56.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 541 of Meeus index or 1494 from Brown series.
Length of current 541 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 45 minutes. It is 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 542 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠123.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠154°. 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 7 October 2043 at 22:24 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 October 2043 at 23:27 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 405 143 km (251 744 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 242 km (223 844 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 2 October 2043 at 07:39 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 16 October 2043 at 17:59 in ♓ Pisces.
19 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 25 September 2043 at 14:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.712°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.686° in the next southern standstill on 9 October 2043 at 19:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 days on 18 October 2043 at 11:56 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.