Crescent ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 31 May 2043 at 19:25.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2043 after 19 days on 22 June 2043 at 14:20.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
11 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 June 2043 at 11:59 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 366 168 km (227 526 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 682 km (222 875 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 2 June 2043 at 17:02 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 June 2043 at 09:52 in ♎ Libra.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 26 May 2043 at 08:52 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.459°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.431° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 June 2043 at 09:54 in ♋ Cancer.
In 3 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.