Moon* ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 2 November 2051 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days 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 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2051 after 15 days on 18 November 2051 at 05:06.
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 28 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 17:22, this is 13 days after last perigee on 19 October 2051 at 22:41 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 17 November 2051 at 10:55 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 406 481 km (252 576 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2051. It is 1 073 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 228 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 03:14 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 16 November 2051 at 01:34 in ♈ Aries.
At 03:14 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
9 days after previous North standstill on 23 October 2051 at 15:33 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.671°. Next 4 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 1 day 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.