Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 10 November 2079 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 9 November 2079 at 04:34.
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 ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2079 after 28 days on 8 December 2079 at 15:16.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee on this date at 21:38, this is 11 days after last apogee on 29 October 2079 at 23:36 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 November 2079 at 15:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 361 151 km (224 409 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 357 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 205 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 7 November 2079 at 11:17 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 November 2079 at 06:11 in ♎ Libra.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 29 October 2079 at 22:08 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.363°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.320° in the next northern standstill on 12 November 2079 at 08:30 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 23 November 2079 at 11:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.