Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 5 October 2088 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days 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 about ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2088 after 24 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 20 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 14:43, this is 12 days after last apogee on 23 September 2088 at 00:05 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 20 October 2088 at 20:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 369 163 km (229 387 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 655 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 193 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 2 October 2088 at 01:07 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 October 2088 at 00:52 in ♏ Scorpio.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 23:20 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.864°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.845° in its southern standstill point on 19 October 2088 at 12:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 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.