Crescent ♏ Scorpio
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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 12 minutes. It is 26 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 35 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠163.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠187.8°.
Moon is at apogee at 15:34. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 21 September 2051 at 12:20 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until 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 further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 294 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after ascending node on 5 October 2051 at 20:55 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 October 2051 at 14:46 in ♈ Aries.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 26 September 2051 at 07:36 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.704°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.669° at the point of next southern standstill on 10 October 2051 at 22:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 13 days on 19 October 2051 at 19:13 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.