Gibbous ♎ Libra
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 27 April 2042 at 02:19.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2042 after 3 days on 5 May 2042 at 06:48.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 523 of Meeus index or 1476 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 36 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2042. It is 17 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 9 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 1 minute longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠15.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠33.6°.
Moon is at apogee at 15:06. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 19 April 2042 at 04:27 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 17 May 2042 at 09:30 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 405 696 km (252 088 mi) away from Earth. It is 288 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 013 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 days after ascending node on 19 April 2042 at 21:10 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 May 2042 at 18:54 in ♎ Libra.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 24 April 2042 at 14:03 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.217°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.181° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 May 2042 at 06:02 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 3 days on 5 May 2042 at 06:48 in ♏ Scorpio 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.