Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2043 after 14 days on 23 May 2043 at 23:37.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 03:21 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 536 of Meeus index or 1489 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 14 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2043. It is 2 minutes shorter 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 5 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠0.5°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠15.9°.
Moon is at perigee at 02:32. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 25 April 2043 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 22 May 2043 at 14:46 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 357 136 km (221 914 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 372 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 220 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after ascending node on 6 May 2043 at 11:10 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 May 2043 at 08:03 in ♎ Libra.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 29 April 2043 at 03:33 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.582°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.531° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 May 2043 at 00:03 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.