Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 20 October 2041 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days 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 ∠7° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2041 after 18 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 25 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 16:08, this is 12 days after last perigee on 8 October 2041 at 12:08 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 5 November 2041 at 15:42 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 405 544 km (251 993 mi) away from Earth. It is 136 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 165 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 October 2041 at 09:31 in ♏ Scorpio.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 15 October 2041 at 10:36 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.830°. Next 9 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 4 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.