Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 31 October 2063 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 29 October 2063 at 02:13.
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 first ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2063 after 5 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 789 of Meeus index or 1742 from Brown series.
Length of current 789 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 23 minutes. It is 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter than next lunation 790 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 48 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠31.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠55.4°. 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 16:27, this is 11 days after last perigee on 19 October 2063 at 20:10 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 16 November 2063 at 13:06 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 404 751 km (251 501 mi) away from Earth. It is 657 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 958 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 07:08 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 14 November 2063 at 02:41 in ♍ Virgo.
At 07:08 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
5 days after previous South standstill on 25 October 2063 at 21:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.978°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.872° in the next northern standstill on 9 November 2063 at 09:36 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 6 November 2063 at 05:22 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.