Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 20 October 2042 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 14 October 2042 at 02:03.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2042 after 8 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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 529 of Meeus index or 1482 from Brown series.
Length of current 529 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2042. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 530 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠177.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠201.7°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 14 October 2042 at 10:02 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 October 2042 at 11:27 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 389 455 km (241 996 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 973 km (221 813 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 13 October 2042 at 20:03 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 October 2042 at 16:01 in ♈ Aries.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 02:47 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.484°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2042. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.455° in its northern standstill point on 1 November 2042 at 17:22 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 28 October 2042 at 19:48 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.