Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 October 2016 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | October 2016

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 16 October 2016 at 04:23.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1926".

Hunter Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2016 after 28 days on 14 November 2016 at 13:52.

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 207 / 1160

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 207 of Meeus index or 1160 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

Length of current 207 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 27 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 208 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 43 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠144.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠144.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠170.6°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 16 October 2016 at 23:36 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 October 2016 at 19:29 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 363 330 km

Moon is 363 330 km (225 763 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 660 km (252 687 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 13 October 2016 at 09:43 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 October 2016 at 01:44 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 8 October 2016 at 06:03 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.546°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.619° in the next northern standstill on 20 October 2016 at 23:38 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 30 October 2016 at 17:38 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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