Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 10 October 2076 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 5 October 2076 at 18:26.
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 about ∠22° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2076 after 1 day on 12 October 2076 at 09:37.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 949 of Meeus index or 1902 from Brown series.
Length of current 949 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 23 minutes. It is 45 minutes longer than next lunation 950 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠219.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠254.1°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 06:57, this is 15 days after last apogee on 24 September 2076 at 11:16 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 22 October 2076 at 03:11 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 362 695 km (225 368 mi) away from Earth. It is 187 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 661 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after its descending node on 4 October 2076 at 00:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 October 2076 at 15:38 in ♊ Gemini.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 5 October 2076 at 13:46 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.833°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.937° in the next northern standstill on 18 October 2076 at 10:01 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 12 October 2076 at 09:37 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.