Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 18 October 2057 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 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 first ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2057 after 23 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 20 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 22:29, this is 15 days after last perigee on 3 October 2057 at 19:39 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 30 October 2057 at 17:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 515 km (251 354 mi) away from Earth. It is 893 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 194 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 17 October 2057 at 23:41 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 October 2057 at 13:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
13 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 9 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.