Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 30 October 2087 Thursday 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 26 October 2087 at 11:29.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2087 after 11 days on 10 November 2087 at 12:05.
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 1086 of Meeus index or 2039 from Brown series.
Length of current 1086 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 54 minutes. It is 25 minutes shorter than next lunation 1087 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠158.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠183°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
1 day after point of apogee on 28 October 2087 at 19:16 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 November 2087 at 19:54 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 403 575 km (250 770 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 890 km (221 761 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 27 October 2087 at 13:13 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 November 2087 at 08:32 in ♉ Taurus.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 09:37 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-20.046°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2087. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠20.050° in its northern standstill point on 12 November 2087 at 13:28 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 10 November 2087 at 12:05 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.