Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 18 October 2071 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 16 October 2071 at 07:30.
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 ∠24° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2071 after 20 days on 7 November 2071 at 18:47.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 887 of Meeus index or 1840 from Brown series.
Length of current 887 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 888 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠40.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠67.5°. 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 perigee on this date at 05:18, this is 15 days after last apogee on 2 October 2071 at 23:37 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 30 October 2071 at 19:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 369 285 km (229 463 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 777 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 071 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after its descending node on 7 October 2071 at 19:30 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 October 2071 at 21:10 in ♍ Virgo.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 14 October 2071 at 18:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.195°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.256° in the next southern standstill on 27 October 2071 at 22:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 days on 23 October 2071 at 04:49 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.