Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 14 October 2068 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 11 October 2068 at 01:39.
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 ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1912" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2068 after 25 days on 9 November 2068 at 11:40.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 850 of Meeus index or 1803 from Brown series.
Length of current 850 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2068. It is 4 minutes longer than next lunation 851 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠183.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠209.1°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 10 October 2068 at 11:20 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 October 2068 at 04:48 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 374 972 km (232 997 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 142 km (252 365 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 13 October 2068 at 09:31 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 October 2068 at 18:44 in ♏ Scorpio.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 2 October 2068 at 15:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.769°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.707° in the next northern standstill on 15 October 2068 at 05:07 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 26 October 2068 at 04:17 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.