Moon* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 27 October 2042 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 22 October 2042 at 02:53.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2042 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
13 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 October 2042 at 11:27 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 363 559 km (225 905 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 973 km (221 813 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 16:01 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 10 November 2042 at 01:54 in ♎ Libra.
At 16:01 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 20 October 2042 at 02:47 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.484°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.455° in the next northern standstill on 1 November 2042 at 17:22 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day 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.