Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 18 October 2088 Monday 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 3 days on 14 October 2088 at 14:39.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2088 after 11 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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1098 of Meeus index or 2051 from Brown series.
Length of current 1098 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 52 minutes. It is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter than next lunation 1099 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠96.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠131.6°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 5 October 2088 at 14:43 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 October 2088 at 20:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 403 179 km (250 524 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 742 km (251 495 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 15 October 2088 at 00:52 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 29 October 2088 at 10:27 in ♈ Aries.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 5 October 2088 at 23:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.864°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.845° in the next southern standstill on 19 October 2088 at 12:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 30 October 2088 at 03:10 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.