Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 31 October 2048 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 29 October 2048 at 22:15.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1814" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2048 after 19 days on 20 November 2048 at 11:20.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 27 October 2048 at 01:59 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 November 2048 at 23:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 395 131 km (245 523 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 590 km (224 682 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 25 October 2048 at 21:25 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 November 2048 at 12:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 25 October 2048 at 19:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.990°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.947° in the next southern standstill on 8 November 2048 at 11:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 6 November 2048 at 04:38 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.