Crescent* ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 20 February 2042 at 07:39.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2042 after 9 days on 6 March 2042 at 20:10.
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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 521 of Meeus index or 1474 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes. It is 48 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 9 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠344.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠359.8°.
4 days after point of perigee on 21 February 2042 at 05:54 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 8 March 2042 at 05:04 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 369 871 km (229 827 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 261 km (252 439 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 24 February 2042 at 02:02 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 March 2042 at 07:08 in ♎ Libra.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 16 February 2042 at 09:22 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.949°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.031° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 February 2042 at 23:35 in ♊ Gemini.
In 9 days on 6 March 2042 at 20:10 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.