Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 October 2014 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aries.

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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 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 1 October 2014 at 19:33.

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.

Moon is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1952"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2014 after 1 day on 8 October 2014 at 10:51.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 182 / 1135

The Moon is 13 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 length.

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 will be ∠252.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 6 October 2014 at 09:41 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 October 2014 at 06:05 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 367 219 km

Moon is 367 219 km (228 179 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 898 km (251 592 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 25 September 2014 at 17:41 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 October 2014 at 17:44 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 30 September 2014 at 19:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.528°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.517° in the next northern standstill on 13 October 2014 at 13:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 8 October 2014 at 10:51 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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