Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 12 October 2014 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days 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 about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1841" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2014 after 25 days on 6 November 2014 at 22:23.
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 19 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°).
6 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 October 2014 at 06:05 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 389 252 km (241 870 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 898 km (251 592 mi).
3 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 October 2014 at 00:46 in ♎ Libra.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 30 September 2014 at 19:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.528°. Next day 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 11 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.