Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 24 April 2043 at 07:23.
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 ∠18° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2043 after 28 days on 23 May 2043 at 23:37.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 535 of Meeus index or 1488 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠345.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠0.5°.
Moon is at apogee at 12:50. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 10 April 2043 at 16:14 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 9 May 2043 at 02:32 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 406 255 km (252 435 mi) away from Earth. It is 847 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 454 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after descending node on 22 April 2043 at 04:12 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 May 2043 at 11:10 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 14 April 2043 at 15:23 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.638°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.582° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 April 2043 at 03:33 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 13 days on 9 May 2043 at 03:21 in ♉ Taurus 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.