Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 18 October 2063 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 15 October 2063 at 02:49.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2063 after 18 days on 6 November 2063 at 05:22.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
14 days after point of apogee on 4 October 2063 at 01:08 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 October 2063 at 20:10 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 363 307 km (225 749 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 294 km (225 119 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 00:18 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 31 October 2063 at 07:08 in ♓ Pisces.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 13 October 2063 at 04:27 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.062°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.978° in the next southern standstill on 25 October 2063 at 21:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 days on 21 October 2063 at 18:46 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.