Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 22 October 2076 Thursday 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 19 October 2076 at 18:51.
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 first ∠0° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2076 after 19 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee on this date at 03:11, this is 11 days after last perigee on 10 October 2076 at 06:57 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 November 2076 at 20:15 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 404 879 km (251 580 mi) away from Earth. It is 529 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 830 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 October 2076 at 02:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 18 October 2076 at 10:01 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.937°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.032° in the next southern standstill on 1 November 2076 at 19:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 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.