Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 18 October 2096 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 16 October 2096 at 06:28.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2096 after 12 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1197 of Meeus index or 2150 from Brown series.
Length of current 1197 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 7 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 1198 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠143.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠169.7°. 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°).
14 days after point of perigee on 4 October 2096 at 00:44 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 October 2096 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 405 040 km (251 680 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 935 km (252 236 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 14:16 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 1 November 2096 at 07:19 in ♉ Taurus.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 8 October 2096 at 03:20 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.877°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.956° in the next southern standstill on 22 October 2096 at 13:04 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 31 October 2096 at 11:16 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.