Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 18 October 2054 Sunday 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 16 October 2054 at 17:44.
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 ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2054 after 27 days on 15 November 2054 at 08:49.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
6 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 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 October 2054 at 01:15 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 389 615 km (242 096 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 225 km (226 940 mi).
6 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 October 2054 at 21:32 in ♌ Leo.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 7 October 2054 at 22:45 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.290°. Next 3 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 12 days on 30 October 2054 at 20:01 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.