Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 2 October 2088 Saturday 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 30 September 2088 at 15:25.
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 first ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2088 after 27 days on 30 October 2088 at 03:10.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1097 of Meeus index or 2050 from Brown series.
Length of current 1097 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 42 minutes. It is 3 hours and 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 1098 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠62.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠96.1°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 23 September 2088 at 00:05 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 October 2088 at 14:43 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 373 190 km (231 890 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 163 km (229 387 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 01:07 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 15 October 2088 at 00:52 in ♏ Scorpio.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 22 September 2088 at 04:47 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.905°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.864° in the next northern standstill on 5 October 2088 at 23:20 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 14 October 2088 at 14:39 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.