Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 10 October 2019 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | October 2019

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

Waxing Gibbous 90% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 5 October 2019 at 16:47.

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 in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1922".

Hunter Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2019 after 3 days on 13 October 2019 at 21:08.

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 244 / 1197

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 244 of Meeus index or 1197 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

Length of current 244 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 12 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 245 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠11.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠11.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠28.3°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 18:29, this is 12 days after last perigee on 28 September 2019 at 02:27 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 26 October 2019 at 10:41 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 405 902 km

This apogee Moon is 405 902 km (252 216 mi) away from Earth. It is 494 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 807 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 5 October 2019 at 18:49 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 October 2019 at 07:28 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 5 October 2019 at 16:01 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.788°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.947° in the next northern standstill on 20 October 2019 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 13 October 2019 at 21:08 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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