Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 26 October 2016 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 22 October 2016 at 19:14.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1819" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2016 after 19 days on 14 November 2016 at 13:52.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 16 October 2016 at 23:36 in ♈ Aries. 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 31 October 2016 at 19:29 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 394 138 km (244 906 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 660 km (252 687 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 01:44 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 9 November 2016 at 15:57 in ♓ Pisces.
At 01:44 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
5 days after previous North standstill on 20 October 2016 at 23:38 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.619°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.737° in the next southern standstill on 4 November 2016 at 13:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 days on 30 October 2016 at 17:38 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.