Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 19 October 2043 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 18 October 2043 at 11:56.
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 ∠10° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2043 after 28 days on 16 November 2043 at 21:52.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 541 of Meeus index or 1494 from Brown series.
Length of current 541 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 45 minutes. It is 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 542 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠123.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠154°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 23:27, this is 12 days after last apogee on 7 October 2043 at 22:24 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 4 November 2043 at 13:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 360 242 km (223 844 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 266 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 114 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its ascending node on 16 October 2043 at 17:59 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 October 2043 at 13:05 in ♍ Virgo.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 9 October 2043 at 19:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.686°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.637° in the next northern standstill on 22 October 2043 at 21:04 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 1 November 2043 at 19:57 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.