Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 4 December 2042 at 09:19.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2042 after 18 days on 26 December 2042 at 17:43.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 530 of Meeus index or 1483 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠201.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠232°.
Moon is at apogee at 00:37. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 25 November 2042 at 22:40 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 24 December 2042 at 02:12 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 405 435 km (251 926 mi) away from Earth. It is 27 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 274 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after descending node on 7 December 2042 at 05:37 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 December 2042 at 04:46 in ♈ Aries.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 29 November 2042 at 03:21 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.344°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.294° at the point of next southern standstill on 13 December 2042 at 13:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 4 days on 12 December 2042 at 14:29 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.