Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 12 October 2049 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 11 October 2049 at 02:53.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1873" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2049 after 28 days on 9 November 2049 at 15:38.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 7 October 2049 at 21:10 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 October 2049 at 18:32 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 382 635 km (237 758 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 430 km (251 301 mi).
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 October 2049 at 06:20 in ♊ Gemini.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 2 October 2049 at 17:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.422°. Next 3 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 14 days on 26 October 2049 at 16:15 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.