Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 22 October 2059 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 21 October 2059 at 02:15.
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 ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1934" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2059 after 28 days on 19 November 2059 at 13:09.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
2 days 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 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 November 2059 at 04:40 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 370 545 km (230 246 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 658 km (252 064 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 10:13 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 5 November 2059 at 17:51 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 10:13 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
9 days after previous South standstill on 13 October 2059 at 11:22 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.180°. Next 3 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.
After 13 days on 5 November 2059 at 09:11 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.