Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 14 October 2081 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 9 October 2081 at 15:58.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2081 after 3 days on 17 October 2081 at 20:50.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1011 of Meeus index or 1964 from Brown series.
Length of current 1011 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 1012 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠12.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠29.7°. 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 14:03, this is 12 days after last perigee on 1 October 2081 at 23:44 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 30 October 2081 at 07:55 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 405 721 km (252 103 mi) away from Earth. It is 313 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 988 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 11:52 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 28 October 2081 at 09:25 in ♍ Virgo.
At 11:52 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
6 days after previous South standstill on 8 October 2081 at 03:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.464°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.369° in the next northern standstill on 22 October 2081 at 20:04 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 17 October 2081 at 20:50 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.