Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 20 October 2045 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 17 October 2045 at 18:55.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2045 after 5 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 566 of Meeus index or 1519 from Brown series.
Length of current 566 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 12 minutes. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 567 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠34.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠58.5°. 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 apogee on this date at 04:05, this is 11 days after last perigee on 8 October 2045 at 08:16 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 4 November 2045 at 21:44 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 404 638 km (251 430 mi) away from Earth. It is 770 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 071 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 19 October 2045 at 23:03 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 November 2045 at 17:28 in ♌ Leo.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 15 October 2045 at 06:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.520°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.401° in the next northern standstill on 29 October 2045 at 17:40 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 25 October 2045 at 21:31 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.