Moon* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 15 October 2054 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 8 October 2054 at 13:19.
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 ∠8° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2054 after 1 day on 16 October 2054 at 17:44.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 677 of Meeus index or 1630 from Brown series.
Length of current 677 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 12 minutes. It is 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter than next lunation 678 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠23.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠44°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
3 days after point of apogee on 12 October 2054 at 01:43 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 October 2054 at 01:15 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 401 026 km (249 186 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 225 km (226 940 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 12 October 2054 at 01:43 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 October 2054 at 21:32 in ♌ Leo.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 7 October 2054 at 22:45 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.290°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.417° in the next northern standstill on 22 October 2054 at 10:52 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 16 October 2054 at 17:44 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.