Moon ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 26 October 2019 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 21 October 2019 at 12:39.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2019 after 17 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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:41, this is 15 days after last apogee on 10 October 2019 at 18:29 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 November 2019 at 08:37 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 361 316 km (224 511 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 192 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 040 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after its ascending node on 20 October 2019 at 07:28 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 November 2019 at 21:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 20 October 2019 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.947°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.047° in the next southern standstill on 2 November 2019 at 00:33 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day 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.