Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 28 October 2051 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 26 October 2051 at 12:39.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1824" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2051 after 20 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
8 days 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 November 2051 at 17:22 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 392 956 km (244 172 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 481 km (252 576 mi).
8 days 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 November 2051 at 03:14 in ♎ Libra.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 23 October 2051 at 15:33 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.671°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.703° in the next southern standstill on 7 November 2051 at 04:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 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.