Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 9 October 2014 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 8 October 2014 at 10:51.
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 ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2014 after 28 days on 6 November 2014 at 22:23.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 182 of Meeus index or 1135 from Brown series.
Length of current 182 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes longer than next lunation 183 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠218.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠252.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
3 days after point of perigee on 6 October 2014 at 09:41 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 October 2014 at 06:05 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 374 789 km (232 883 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 898 km (251 592 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 8 October 2014 at 17:44 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 October 2014 at 00:46 in ♎ Libra.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 30 September 2014 at 19:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.528°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.517° in the next northern standstill on 13 October 2014 at 13:34 in ♊ Gemini.
After 14 days on 23 October 2014 at 21:57 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.