Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 17 October 2019 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 13 October 2019 at 21:08.
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 ∠5° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1845" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2019 after 26 days on 12 November 2019 at 13:34.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 244 of Meeus index or 1197 from Brown series.
Length of current 244 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 12 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 245 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠11.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠28.3°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 10 October 2019 at 18:29 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 October 2019 at 10:41 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 388 456 km (241 375 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 316 km (224 511 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 5 October 2019 at 18:49 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 October 2019 at 07:28 in ♋ Cancer.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 5 October 2019 at 16:01 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.788°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.947° in the next northern standstill on 20 October 2019 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 28 October 2019 at 03:38 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.