Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 9 October 2017 Monday 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 3 days on 5 October 2017 at 18:40.
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 ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2017 after 25 days on 4 November 2017 at 05:23.
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 219 of Meeus index or 1172 from Brown series.
Length of current 219 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 42 minutes. It is 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter than next lunation 220 length.
Length of current synodic month is 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠79°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠114.6°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 05:51, this is 11 days after last apogee on 27 September 2017 at 06:49 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 25 October 2017 at 02:25 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 366 858 km (227 955 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 350 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 498 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 days after its descending node on 2 October 2017 at 02:05 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 October 2017 at 22:10 in ♌ Leo.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 28 September 2017 at 10:06 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.516°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.616° in the next northern standstill on 11 October 2017 at 18:21 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 19 October 2017 at 19:12 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.