Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 4 October 2063 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 29 September 2063 at 08:39.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2063 after 3 days on 7 October 2063 at 13:27.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 788 of Meeus index or 1741 from Brown series.
Length of current 788 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 789 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠14.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠31.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 01:08, this is 12 days after last perigee on 21 September 2063 at 13:02 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 October 2063 at 20:10 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 405 611 km (252 035 mi) away from Earth. It is 203 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 098 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 03:43 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 18 October 2063 at 00:18 in ♍ Virgo.
At 03:43 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
5 days after previous South standstill on 28 September 2063 at 12:42 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.165°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.062° in the next northern standstill on 13 October 2063 at 04:27 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 7 October 2063 at 13:27 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.