Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 29 September 2042 at 10:34.
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 ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2042 after 27 days on 28 October 2042 at 19:48.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 528 of Meeus index or 1481 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 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 4 hours and 29 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠152.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠177.1°.
1 day after point of perigee on 29 September 2042 at 23:50 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 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 October 2042 at 10:02 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 363 906 km (226 121 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 527 km (252 604 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 30 September 2042 at 04:41 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 October 2042 at 20:03 in ♎ Libra.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 22 September 2042 at 20:02 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.465°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.491° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 October 2042 at 09:09 in ♋ Cancer.
In 12 days on 14 October 2042 at 02:03 in ♎ Libra 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.