Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 23 May 2043 at 23:37.
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 first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2043 after 27 days on 22 June 2043 at 14:20.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠0.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠15.9°.
3 days after point of apogee on 22 May 2043 at 14:46 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 June 2043 at 11:59 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 399 323 km (248 128 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 682 km (222 875 mi).
7 days after descending node on 19 May 2043 at 08:03 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 2 June 2043 at 17:02 in ♓ Pisces.
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 08:52 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.459°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.431° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 8 June 2043 at 09:54.
In 11 days on 7 June 2043 at 10:35 in ♊ Gemini 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.