Moon* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 20 October 2078 Thursday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1928".
The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 2078.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
11 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 October 2078 at 20:52 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 365 924 km (227 375 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 814 km (222 335 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 October 2078 at 22:26 in ♉ Taurus.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 13 October 2078 at 00:13 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.596°. Next 5 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.