Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 26 December 2042 at 17:43.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1830" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2043 after 25 days on 25 January 2043 at 06:56.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
6 days after point of perigee on 24 December 2042 at 02:12 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 January 2043 at 19:56 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 391 685 km (243 382 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 558 km (251 381 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 21 December 2042 at 04:46 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 January 2043 at 07:24 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.
3 days since the previous standstill on 26 December 2042 at 13:20 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.289°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.311° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 January 2043 at 20:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 11 days on 11 January 2043 at 06:53 in ♑ Capricorn 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.