Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 12 October 2048 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 7 October 2048 at 17:45.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2048 after 9 days on 21 October 2048 at 18:25.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 603 of Meeus index or 1556 from Brown series.
Length of current 603 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 minute longer than next lunation 604 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠307.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠330.6°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 11 October 2048 at 04:52 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 27 October 2048 at 01:59 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 363 371 km (225 788 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 996 km (251 653 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 07:07 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 25 October 2048 at 21:25 in ♊ Gemini.
At 07:07 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 03:48 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.082°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.990° in its northern standstill point on 25 October 2048 at 19:04 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 days on 21 October 2048 at 18:25 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.