Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 October 2014 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | October 2014

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 79% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 79% and growing larger. The Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 1 October 2014 at 19:33.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Hunter Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October after 3 days on 8 October 2014 at 10:51.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.77% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1919".

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 182 / 1135

Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 182 of Meeus index or 1135 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 182 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes longer than next lunation 183.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠218.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠218.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠252.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months decreases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0°or∠360°).

Moon before perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 20 September 2014 at 14:22, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 1 day until it gets to the point of perigee on 6 October 2014 at 09:41.

Distance to Moon 363 402 km

Moon is 363 402 km (225 808 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 13 days, distance is 405 846 km (252 181 mi). Moon moves closer next 1 day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 362 481 km (225 235 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 25 September 2014 at 17:41, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 October 2014 at 17:44.

Draconic month

8 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 30 September 2014 at 19:29, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-18.528°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 9 days to face North declination of ∠18.517° in the next northern standstill on 13 October 2014 at 13:34.

Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 8 October 2014 at 10:51.

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