Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 2 October 2065 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 30 September 2065 at 02:24.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2065 after 11 days on 14 October 2065 at 07:04.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 813 of Meeus index or 1766 from Brown series.
Length of current 813 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 24 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2065. It is 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 814 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠327.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.2°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 02:38, this is 11 days after last apogee on 20 September 2065 at 05:27 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 17 October 2065 at 22:01 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 362 386 km (225 176 mi) away from Earth. It is 122 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 970 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 days after its descending node on 24 September 2065 at 18:20 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 October 2065 at 10:31 in ♑ Capricorn.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 21 September 2065 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.907°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.796° in the next southern standstill on 5 October 2065 at 01:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 14 October 2065 at 07:04 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.