Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 21 October 2078 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Taurus.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 first ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" 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 15 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 20:52, this is 12 days after last apogee on 9 October 2078 at 06:58 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 5 November 2078 at 14:46 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 357 814 km (222 335 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 694 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 542 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 22:26 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 4 November 2078 at 12:25 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 22:26 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 13 October 2078 at 00:13 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.596°. Next 4 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.