Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 23 February 2043 at 21:58.
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 ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2043 after 24 days on 25 March 2043 at 14:26.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
Moon is at apogee at 13:38. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 13 February 2043 at 17:40 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 13 March 2043 at 09:10 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 404 776 km (251 516 mi) away from Earth. It is 632 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 933 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days after descending node on 26 February 2043 at 15:03 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 12 March 2043 at 14:36 in ♈ Aries.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days 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 4 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 9 days on 11 March 2043 at 09:09 in ♓ Pisces 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.