Moon ♏ Scorpio
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 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 about ∠23° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2042 after 1 day on 5 May 2042 at 06:48.
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 13 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°.
1 day after point of apogee on 1 May 2042 at 15:06 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 May 2042 at 09:30 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 404 429 km (251 301 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 606 km (225 313 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 18:54 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 17 May 2042 at 06:49 in ♈ Aries.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
8 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 5 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 1 day 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.