Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 20 December 2042 at 00:28.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2042 after 5 days on 26 December 2042 at 17:43.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 531 of Meeus index or 1484 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 24 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 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 3 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 23 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠232°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠269.3°.
13 days after point of apogee on 8 December 2042 at 00:37 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 24 December 2042 at 02:12 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 363 717 km (226 003 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 795 km (226 673 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 04:46 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 3 January 2043 at 07:24 in ♎ Libra.
At 04:46 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
7 days since the previous standstill on 13 December 2042 at 13:29 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.294°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.289° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 December 2042 at 13:20 in ♊ Gemini.
In 5 days on 26 December 2042 at 17:43 in ♊ Gemini 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.