Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 18 October 2041 Friday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 16 October 2041 at 21:05.
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 ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2041 after 20 days on 8 November 2041 at 04:43.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 516 of Meeus index or 1469 from Brown series.
Length of current 516 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 49 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2041. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 517 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠200.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠229.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
9 days after point of perigee on 8 October 2041 at 12:08 in ♓ Pisces. 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 20 October 2041 at 16:08 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 402 422 km (250 053 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 544 km (251 993 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 11 October 2041 at 01:30 in ♉ Taurus, 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 25 October 2041 at 09:31 in ♏ Scorpio.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 15 October 2041 at 10:36 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.830°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.842° in the next southern standstill on 30 October 2041 at 01:24 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 25 October 2041 at 01:30 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.