Moon ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 12 October 2042 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 6 October 2042 at 02:35.
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 first ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2042 after 16 days on 28 October 2042 at 19:48.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
12 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 October 2042 at 10:02 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 403 927 km (250 989 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 527 km (252 604 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 October 2042 at 20:03 in ♎ Libra.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 5 October 2042 at 09:09 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.491°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.484° in the next southern standstill on 20 October 2042 at 02:47 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day 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.