Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 8 November 2078 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 4 November 2078 at 16:56.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2078 after 11 days on 19 November 2078 at 12:52.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 975 of Meeus index or 1928 from Brown series.
Length of current 975 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 12 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2078. It is 30 minutes longer than next lunation 976 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠172.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠196.6°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 5 November 2078 at 14:46 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 November 2078 at 08:57 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 401 220 km (249 307 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 690 km (221 637 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 4 November 2078 at 12:25 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 November 2078 at 09:52 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 25 October 2078 at 18:03 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.619°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.622° in the next southern standstill on 9 November 2078 at 06:39 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 19 November 2078 at 12:52 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.