Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 28 October 2014 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 23 October 2014 at 21:57.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2014 after 9 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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 183 of Meeus index or 1136 from Brown series.
Length of current 183 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 184 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠252.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠289.3°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 18 October 2014 at 06:05 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 November 2014 at 00:21 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 371 637 km (230 925 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 871 km (228 584 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 23 October 2014 at 00:46 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 November 2014 at 03:13 in ♈ Aries.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 01:03 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.539°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.575° in its northern standstill point on 9 November 2014 at 23:12 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 days on 6 November 2014 at 22:23 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.