Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 1 October 2049 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 27 September 2049 at 02:05.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1912" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2049 after 9 days on 11 October 2049 at 02:53.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 615 of Meeus index or 1568 from Brown series.
Length of current 615 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 10 minutes. It is 49 minutes longer than next lunation 616 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠241.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠278.3°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 22 September 2049 at 00:05 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 October 2049 at 21:10 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 374 841 km (232 915 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 276 km (227 593 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 11:18 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 14 October 2049 at 06:20 in ♊ Gemini.
At 11:18 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
13 days after previous North standstill on 18 September 2049 at 07:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.544°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.422° in the next southern standstill on 2 October 2049 at 17:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 days on 11 October 2049 at 02:53 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.