Moon ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 24 October 2068 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 18 October 2068 at 00:00.
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 ∠14° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2068 after 15 days on 9 November 2068 at 11:40.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 23 October 2068 at 04:48 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 November 2068 at 20:44 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 405 101 km (251 718 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 864 km (224 230 mi).
11 days 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 October 2068 at 18:44 in ♏ Scorpio.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 15 October 2068 at 05:07 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.707°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.659° in the next southern standstill on 29 October 2068 at 20:53 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day 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.