Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 6 October 2051 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 4 October 2051 at 20:47.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2051 after 13 days on 19 October 2051 at 19:13.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 640 of Meeus index or 1593 from Brown series.
Length of current 640 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 12 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 15:34, this is 15 days after last perigee on 21 September 2051 at 12:20 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 October 2051 at 22:41 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 406 415 km (252 535 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 007 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 294 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 5 October 2051 at 20:55 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 October 2051 at 14:46 in ♈ Aries.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 26 September 2051 at 07:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.704°. Next 4 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.
After 13 days on 19 October 2051 at 19:13 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.