Gibbous ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 16 February 2043 at 17:00.
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 ∠20° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1902" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2043 after 3 days on 23 February 2043 at 21:58.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 533 of Meeus index or 1486 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 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 42 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 27 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠303°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠327.1°.
6 days after point of perigee on 13 February 2043 at 17:40 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 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 March 2043 at 13:38 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 376 805 km (234 136 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 776 km (251 516 mi).
7 days after ascending node on 13 February 2043 at 07:12 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 26 February 2043 at 15:03 in ♎ Libra.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 19 February 2043 at 03:26 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.529°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.608° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 March 2043 at 13:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 3 days on 23 February 2043 at 21:58 in ♌ Leo 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.