Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 25 October 2017 Wednesday 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 5 days 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 ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2017 after 9 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 5 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 02:25, this is 15 days after last perigee on 9 October 2017 at 05:51 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 November 2017 at 00:09 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 405 151 km (251 749 mi) away from Earth. It is 257 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 558 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
10 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 October 2017 at 06:41 in ♒ Aquarius.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 18:13 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-19.741°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠19.848° in its northern standstill point on 8 November 2017 at 01:28 in ♋ Cancer.
After 9 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.