Quarter* ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 22 July 2043 at 03:24.
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 ∠24° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2043 after 23 days on 20 August 2043 at 15:04.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 538 of Meeus index or 1491 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 32 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 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 4 hours and 12 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠33.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠57.1°.
11 days after point of apogee on 16 July 2043 at 14:34 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 August 2043 at 05:13 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 366 166 km (227 525 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 517 km (228 364 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 26 July 2043 at 19:43 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 8 August 2043 at 16:43 in ♍ Virgo.
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 19 July 2043 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.464°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.531° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 August 2043 at 03:11 in ♋ Cancer.
In 7 days on 5 August 2043 at 02:23 in ♌ Leo 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.