Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 21 October 2017 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 19 October 2017 at 19:12.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2017 after 13 days on 4 November 2017 at 05:23.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 220 of Meeus index or 1173 from Brown series.
Length of current 220 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter than next lunation 221 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠114.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠147°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 9 October 2017 at 05:51 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 October 2017 at 02:25 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 400 139 km (248 635 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 151 km (251 749 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 14 October 2017 at 22:10 in ♌ Leo, 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 29 October 2017 at 06:41 in ♒ Aquarius.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 11 October 2017 at 18:21 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.616°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.741° in the next southern standstill on 25 October 2017 at 18:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 4 November 2017 at 05:23 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.