Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 28 October 2020 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 23 October 2020 at 13:23.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2020 after 3 days on 31 October 2020 at 14:49.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 257 of Meeus index or 1210 from Brown series.
Length of current 257 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 33 minutes shorter than next lunation 258 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠357°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠12.4°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 16 October 2020 at 23:46 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 October 2020 at 18:46 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 402 752 km (250 258 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 393 km (252 521 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 20 October 2020 at 15:53 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 November 2020 at 02:39 in ♊ Gemini.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 22 October 2020 at 02:00 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.708°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.813° in the next northern standstill on 5 November 2020 at 19:30 in ♋ Cancer.
After 3 days on 31 October 2020 at 14:49 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.