Crescent ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 17 July 2042 at 05:52.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2042 after 12 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 526 of Meeus index or 1479 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours and 40 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 35 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 34 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠88.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠123.3°.
11 days after point of perigee on 9 July 2042 at 07:47 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 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 July 2042 at 20:11 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 400 389 km (248 790 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 290 km (251 214 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 10 July 2042 at 13:42 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 24 July 2042 at 06:34 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.
4 days since the previous standstill on 15 July 2042 at 16:02 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.092°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.160° at the point of next southern standstill on 30 July 2042 at 02:39 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 12 days on 1 August 2042 at 17:33 in ♒ Aquarius 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.