Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days 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 ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1802" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2043 after 24 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 19 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°.
3 days after point of apogee on 25 April 2043 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 9 May 2043 at 02:32 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 397 671 km (247 101 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 136 km (221 914 mi).
7 days after descending node on 22 April 2043 at 04:12 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 May 2043 at 11:10 in ♈ Aries.
20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 03:33 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.582°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.531° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 12 May 2043 at 00:03.
In 9 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.