Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 26 October 2079 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 24 October 2079 at 18:19.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2079 after 13 days on 9 November 2079 at 04:34.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 987 of Meeus index or 1940 from Brown series.
Length of current 987 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 988 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠116.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠148.4°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 14 October 2079 at 02:01 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 October 2079 at 23:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 400 617 km (248 932 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 274 km (251 826 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 24 October 2079 at 00:33 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 November 2079 at 11:17 in ♈ Aries.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 16 October 2079 at 01:29 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.379°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.363° in the next southern standstill on 29 October 2079 at 22:08 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 9 November 2079 at 04:34 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.