Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 20 October 2088 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 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 ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2088 after 9 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 5 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 20:06, this is 15 days after last perigee on 5 October 2088 at 14:43 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 November 2088 at 14:54 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 404 742 km (251 495 mi) away from Earth. It is 666 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 967 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 October 2088 at 10:27 in ♈ Aries.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 19 October 2088 at 12:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.845°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.864° in the next northern standstill on 2 November 2088 at 06:05 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 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.