Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 13 October 2087 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 12 October 2087 at 02:14.
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 ∠10° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2087 after 28 days on 10 November 2087 at 12:05.
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 1085 of Meeus index or 2038 from Brown series.
Length of current 1085 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 1086 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠129.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠158.4°. 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 09:38, this is 12 days after last apogee on 1 October 2087 at 05:52 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 28 October 2087 at 19:16 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 359 661 km (223 483 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 847 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 695 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 21:45 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 27 October 2087 at 13:13 in ♏ Scorpio.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 3 October 2087 at 03:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.134°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.085° in the next northern standstill on 16 October 2087 at 04:13 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 26 October 2087 at 11:29 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.