Quarter ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 4 October 2042 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 29 September 2042 at 10:34.
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 ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1925" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2042 after 24 days on 28 October 2042 at 19:48.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 528 of Meeus index or 1481 from Brown series.
Length of current 528 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 529 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 29 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠152.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠177.1°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 29 September 2042 at 23:50 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 October 2042 at 10:02 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 372 330 km (231 355 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 527 km (252 604 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 30 September 2042 at 04:41 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 October 2042 at 20:03 in ♎ Libra.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 22 September 2042 at 20:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.465°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.491° in the next northern standstill on 5 October 2042 at 09:09 in ♋ Cancer.
After 9 days on 14 October 2042 at 02:03 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.