Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 17 October 2051 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 13 October 2051 at 00:12.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2051 after 2 days on 19 October 2051 at 19:13.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 6 October 2051 at 15:34 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 October 2051 at 22:41 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 367 362 km (228 268 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 809 km (221 711 mi).
11 days 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 October 2051 at 14:46 in ♈ Aries.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 10 October 2051 at 22:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.669°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.671° in the next northern standstill on 23 October 2051 at 15:33 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 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.