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Moon phase on 5 October 2051 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2051 after 14 days on 19 October 2051 at 19:13.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 20:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 640 of Meeus index or 1593 from Brown series.
29 days, 18 hours and 12 minutes is the length of new lunation 640. It is 26 minutes shorter than next lunation 641 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠163.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠187.8°. 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°).
13 days after point of perigee on 21 September 2051 at 12:20 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 October 2051 at 15:34 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 405 142 km (251 744 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 415 km (252 535 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 20:55 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 19 October 2051 at 14:46 in ♈ Aries.
At 20:55 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
9 days after previous North standstill on 26 September 2051 at 07:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.704°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.669° in the next southern standstill on 10 October 2051 at 22:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.