Crescent ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 6 September 2042 at 17:09.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1805" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2042 after 16 days on 29 September 2042 at 10:34.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 527 of Meeus index or 1480 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 49 minutes. It is 2 hours and 24 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 5 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 58 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠123.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠152.7°.
10 days after point of perigee on 1 September 2042 at 15:49 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 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 September 2042 at 04:21 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 397 000 km (246 684 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 154 km (252 372 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 2 September 2042 at 19:23 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 September 2042 at 13:51 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 8 September 2042 at 03:00 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.396°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.465° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 September 2042 at 20:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 1 day on 14 September 2042 at 08:50 in ♍ Virgo 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.