Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 17 October 2024 at 11:26.
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 ∠10° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2024 after 28 days on 15 November 2024 at 21:29.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 306 of Meeus index or 1259 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 58 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2024. It is 24 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠179.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠204.3°.
1 day after point of perigee on 17 October 2024 at 00:46 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 October 2024 at 22:50 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 365 486 km (227 102 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 164 km (252 379 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 16 October 2024 at 07:05 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 October 2024 at 17:44 in ♎ Libra.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 9 October 2024 at 11:53 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.684°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.653° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 October 2024 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer.
In 14 days on 1 November 2024 at 12:47 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.