Quarter* ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 3 July 2042 at 08:09.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2042 after 23 days on 1 August 2042 at 17:33.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
Moon is at perigee at 07:47. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 26 June 2042 at 01:31 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 23 July 2042 at 20:11 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 369 567 km (229 638 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2042. It is 7 059 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 789 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after descending node on 27 June 2042 at 04:23 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 July 2042 at 13:42 in ♈ Aries.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 2 July 2042 at 18:24 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.069°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.092° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 July 2042 at 16:02 in ♊ Gemini.
In 7 days on 17 July 2042 at 05:52 in ♋ Cancer 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.