Crescent ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 17 June 2042 at 19:48.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2042 after 9 days on 3 July 2042 at 08:09.
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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 525 of Meeus index or 1478 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 4 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 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 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 29 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠57.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠88.8°.
9 days after point of perigee on 13 June 2042 at 22:24 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 26 June 2042 at 01:31 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 402 048 km (249 821 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 088 km (251 089 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 13 June 2042 at 12:16 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 June 2042 at 04:23 in ♎ Libra.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 18 June 2042 at 08:35 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.070°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.069° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 July 2042 at 18:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 9 days on 3 July 2042 at 08:09 in ♑ Capricorn 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.