Quarter* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 18 October 2076 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 12 October 2076 at 09:37.
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 ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2076 after 23 days on 10 November 2076 at 21:07.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 10 October 2076 at 06:57 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 October 2076 at 03:11 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 398 355 km (247 526 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 879 km (251 580 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 16 October 2076 at 15:38 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 October 2076 at 02:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 10:01 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠24.937°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-25.032° in its southern standstill point on 1 November 2076 at 19:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 27 October 2076 at 20:50 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.