Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 20 October 2049 Wednesday 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 18 October 2049 at 17:55.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2049 after 20 days on 9 November 2049 at 15:38.
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 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 19 October 2049 at 18:32 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 November 2049 at 18:03 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 405 305 km (251 845 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 118 km (229 981 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 14 October 2049 at 06:20 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 28 October 2049 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 15 October 2049 at 15:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.344°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.292° in the next southern standstill on 29 October 2049 at 23:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 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.