Crescent ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 12 May 2042 at 19:18.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2042 after 17 days on 3 June 2042 at 20:48.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee at 09:30. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 1 May 2042 at 15:06 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 29 May 2042 at 07:12 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 362 606 km (225 313 mi) away from Earth. It is 98 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 750 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 06:49 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 31 May 2042 at 00:41 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 06:49 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
8 days since the previous standstill on 9 May 2042 at 06:02 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.181°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.143° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 May 2042 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini.
In 1 day on 19 May 2042 at 10:55 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.