Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 6 October 2049 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 4 October 2049 at 09:39.
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.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2049 after 4 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
14 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 October 2049 at 21:10 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 363 348 km (225 774 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 276 km (227 593 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 1 October 2049 at 11:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 October 2049 at 06:20 in ♊ Gemini.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 2 October 2049 at 17:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.422°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.344° in the next northern standstill on 15 October 2049 at 15:55 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 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.