Quarter* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 20 October 2019 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 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 ∠14° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1914" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2019 after 23 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 21 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°).
9 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 October 2019 at 10:41 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 374 488 km (232 696 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 316 km (224 511 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 07:28 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 1 November 2019 at 21:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 07:28 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 08:07 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.947°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.047° in its southern standstill point on 2 November 2019 at 00:33 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 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.