Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 18 October 2078 Tuesday 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 14 October 2078 at 04:07.
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 ∠19° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1923" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2078 after 2 days on 21 October 2078 at 02:55.
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 974 of Meeus index or 1927 from Brown series.
Length of current 974 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 50 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 975 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 6 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠146.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠172.1°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 9 October 2078 at 06:58 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 October 2078 at 20:52 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 372 782 km (231 636 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 814 km (222 335 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 8 October 2078 at 06:08 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 21 October 2078 at 22:26 in ♉ Taurus.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 13 October 2078 at 00:13 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.596°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.619° in the next northern standstill on 25 October 2078 at 18:03 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 21 October 2078 at 02:55 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.