Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 26 May 2042 at 18:18.
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 ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2042 after 3 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 524 of Meeus index or 1477 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 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 3 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠33.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠57.3°.
2 days after point of apogee on 29 May 2042 at 07:12 in ♎ Libra. 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 13 June 2042 at 22:24 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 403 643 km (250 812 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 563 km (228 393 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 00:41 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 13 June 2042 at 12:16 in ♈ Aries.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 21 May 2042 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.143°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.094° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 June 2042 at 11:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 3 days on 3 June 2042 at 20:48 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.