Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 17 October 2055 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 13 October 2055 at 18:22.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2055 after 18 days on 4 November 2055 at 12:12.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 689 of Meeus index or 1642 from Brown series.
Length of current 689 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 30 minutes. It is 1 hour and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 690 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠352.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠7.9°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 5 October 2055 at 17:59 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 October 2055 at 23:43 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 365 829 km (227 316 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 259 km (221 990 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 15 October 2055 at 00:14 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 October 2055 at 11:35 in ♒ Aquarius.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 13 October 2055 at 00:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.758°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.867° in the next southern standstill on 25 October 2055 at 12:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 days on 20 October 2055 at 10:49 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.