Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 October 2018 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | October 2018

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

Waning Gibbous 64% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 24 October 2018 at 16:45.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1933".

Hunter Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2018 after 23 days on 23 November 2018 at 05:39.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 232 / 1185

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 232 of Meeus index or 1185 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 232 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 15 minutes. It is 3 hours and 3 minutes shorter than next lunation 233 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠49.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠49.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠79.7°. 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°).

Moon before perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 17 October 2018 at 19:16 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 31 October 2018 at 20:05 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 364 234 km

Moon is 364 234 km (226 325 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 201 km (230 032 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 17 October 2018 at 12:03 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 October 2018 at 03:46 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 29 October 2018 at 18:34 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.292°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.401° in the next southern standstill on 12 November 2018 at 02:21 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 7 November 2018 at 16:02 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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