Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 12 October 2079 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 10 October 2079 at 17:23.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2079 after 27 days on 9 November 2079 at 04:34.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 986 of Meeus index or 1939 from Brown series.
Length of current 986 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 14 minutes. It is 2 hours and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 987 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠80.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠116.3°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 2 October 2079 at 03:57 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 14 October 2079 at 02:01 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 369 324 km (229 487 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 588 km (227 787 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 11 October 2079 at 01:09 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 October 2079 at 00:33 in ♎ Libra.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 2 October 2079 at 14:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.371°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.379° in the next northern standstill on 16 October 2079 at 01:29 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 24 October 2079 at 18:19 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.