Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 1 August 2042 at 17:33.
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 ∠19° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2042 after 24 days on 31 August 2042 at 02:02.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
1 day after point of perigee on 4 August 2042 at 18:09 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 20 August 2042 at 13:59 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 363 305 km (225 747 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 14 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 193 km (251 775 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 14:42 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 20 August 2042 at 09:13 in ♎ Libra.
At 14:42 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
7 days since the previous standstill on 30 July 2042 at 02:39 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.160°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.226° at the point of next northern standstill on 11 August 2042 at 21:49 in ♊ Gemini.
In 9 days on 15 August 2042 at 18:01 in ♌ Leo 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.