Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 12 October 2016 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 9 October 2016 at 04:33.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2016 after 3 days on 16 October 2016 at 04:23.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 207 of Meeus index or 1160 from Brown series.
Length of current 207 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 27 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 208 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 43 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠144.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠170.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
8 days after point of apogee on 4 October 2016 at 11:02 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 October 2016 at 23:36 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 378 014 km (234 887 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 860 km (222 364 mi).
13 days after its ascending node on 28 September 2016 at 22:06 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 October 2016 at 09:43 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the first to the middle part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 8 October 2016 at 06:03 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.546°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.619° in the next northern standstill on 20 October 2016 at 23:38 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 16 October 2016 at 04:23 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.