Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 2 November 2096 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 31 October 2096 at 11:16.
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 ∠10° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2096 after 27 days on 29 November 2096 at 21:34.
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 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 1 November 2096 at 07:33 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 November 2096 at 05:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 363 393 km (225 802 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 511 km (252 594 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 1 November 2096 at 07:19 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 November 2096 at 20:36 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 22 October 2096 at 13:04 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.956°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.978° in the next northern standstill on 4 November 2096 at 10:38 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 15 November 2096 at 00:36 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.