Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 16 October 2036 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 12 October 2036 at 18:09.
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 ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2036 after 18 days on 4 November 2036 at 00:44.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 454 of Meeus index or 1407 from Brown series.
Length of current 454 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 58 minutes. It is 2 hours and 26 minutes shorter than next lunation 455 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 46 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 23 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠25.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠46.7°. 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 12:04, this is 15 days after last apogee on 30 September 2036 at 13:16 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 28 October 2036 at 07:33 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 365 813 km (227 306 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 305 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 543 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 14 October 2036 at 12:21 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 October 2036 at 20:06 in ♒ Aquarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 12 October 2036 at 00:39 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.162°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.273° in the next southern standstill on 25 October 2036 at 00:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 days on 19 October 2036 at 11:50 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.