Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 4 October 2096 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 2 October 2096 at 01:24.
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 ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2096 after 26 days on 31 October 2096 at 11:16.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1196 of Meeus index or 2149 from Brown series.
Length of current 1196 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter than next lunation 1197 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠110.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠143.3°. 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 00:44, this is 11 days after last apogee on 22 September 2096 at 03:15 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 19 October 2096 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 362 187 km (225 053 mi) away from Earth. It is 321 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 169 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 22:17 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 18 October 2096 at 14:16 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 22:17 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
9 days after previous South standstill on 25 September 2096 at 05:26 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.795°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.877° in the next northern standstill on 8 October 2096 at 03:20 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 days on 16 October 2096 at 06:28 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.