Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 8 October 2045 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 3 October 2045 at 18:31.
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 about ∠19° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2045 after 17 days on 25 October 2045 at 21:31.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 565 of Meeus index or 1518 from Brown series.
Length of current 565 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes shorter than next lunation 566 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠16.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠34.3°. 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 08:16, this is 15 days after last apogee on 22 September 2045 at 12:20 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 20 October 2045 at 04:05 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 362 867 km (225 475 mi) away from Earth. It is 359 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 489 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 6 October 2045 at 15:11 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 October 2045 at 23:03 in ♒ Aquarius.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 2 October 2045 at 12:33 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.609°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.520° in the next southern standstill on 15 October 2045 at 06:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 10 October 2045 at 10:37 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.