Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 29 October 2079 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2079 after 10 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 4 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 23:36, this is 15 days after last perigee on 14 October 2079 at 02:01 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 November 2079 at 21:38 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 405 274 km (251 826 mi) away from Earth. It is 134 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 435 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 November 2079 at 11:17 in ♈ Aries.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 22:08 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.363°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.320° in its northern standstill point on 12 November 2079 at 08:30 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 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.