Moon* ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 1 October 2081 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 26 September 2081 at 01:30.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2081 after 16 days on 17 October 2081 at 20:50.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1010 of Meeus index or 1963 from Brown series.
Length of current 1010 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 22 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 1011 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠357.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠12.5°. 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 23:44, this is 14 days after last apogee on 17 September 2081 at 08:20 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 14 October 2081 at 14:03 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 358 089 km (222 506 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 419 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 267 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 01:46 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 14 October 2081 at 11:52 in ♓ Pisces.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 25 September 2081 at 14:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.512°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.464° in the next southern standstill on 8 October 2081 at 03:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 2 October 2081 at 17:23 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.