Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 3 October 2057 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 28 September 2057 at 16:00.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2057 after 9 days on 12 October 2057 at 15:01.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 714 of Meeus index or 1667 from Brown series.
Length of current 714 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 19 minutes. It is 16 minutes longer than next lunation 715 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠291.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠318.8°. 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 perigee on this date at 19:39, this is 12 days after last apogee on 21 September 2057 at 02:28 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 18 October 2057 at 22:29 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 369 392 km (229 530 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 884 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 964 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after its ascending node on 20 September 2057 at 21:22 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 October 2057 at 10:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 21 September 2057 at 22:51 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.051°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.184° in the next southern standstill on 5 October 2057 at 10:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 12 October 2057 at 15:01 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.