Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 21 October 2043 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days 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 ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2043 after 26 days on 16 November 2043 at 21:52.
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 18 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 19 October 2043 at 23:27 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 November 2043 at 13:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 363 342 km (225 770 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 391 km (252 520 mi).
4 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 October 2043 at 13:05 in ♍ Virgo.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 9 October 2043 at 19:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.686°. Next day 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 11 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.