Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 21 October 2051 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 19 October 2051 at 19:13.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2051 after 27 days on 18 November 2051 at 05:06.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 19 October 2051 at 22:41 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 November 2051 at 17:22 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 364 528 km (226 507 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 481 km (252 576 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 19 October 2051 at 14:46 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 November 2051 at 03:14 in ♎ Libra.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 10 October 2051 at 22:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.669°. Next 2 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 13 days on 3 November 2051 at 14:59 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.