Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 21 October 2059 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1928".
The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 2059.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 739 of Meeus index or 1692 from Brown series.
Length of current 739 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2059. It is 44 minutes longer than next lunation 740 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠197.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠225.8°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 19 October 2059 at 23:09 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 November 2059 at 04:40 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 367 139 km (228 130 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 658 km (252 064 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 9 October 2059 at 12:05 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 October 2059 at 10:13 in ♉ Taurus.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 13 October 2059 at 11:22 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.180°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.221° in the next northern standstill on 26 October 2059 at 00:58 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.