Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 17 October 2057 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 12 October 2057 at 15:01.
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 ∠20° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2057 after 24 days on 11 November 2057 at 06:24.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
13 days after point of perigee on 3 October 2057 at 19:39 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 October 2057 at 22:29 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 404 722 km (251 483 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 515 km (251 354 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 23:41 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 31 October 2057 at 13:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 23:41 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
12 days after previous South standstill on 5 October 2057 at 10:40 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.184°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.312° in the next northern standstill on 19 October 2057 at 06:50 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 28 October 2057 at 03:19 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.