Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 October 2022 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | October 2022

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

Waxing Gibbous 86% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 3 October 2022 at 00:14.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1948"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2022 after 3 days on 9 October 2022 at 20:55.

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 281 / 1234

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 281 of Meeus index or 1234 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

Length of current 281 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 54 minutes. It is 45 minutes longer than next lunation 282 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠265.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠265.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠299.9°. 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 4 October 2022 at 17:01 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 17 October 2022 at 10:21 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 367 920 km

Moon is 367 920 km (228 615 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 330 km (251 239 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 28 September 2022 at 23:43 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 October 2022 at 21:49 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 2 October 2022 at 19:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.411°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.473° in the next northern standstill on 16 October 2022 at 06:12 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 9 October 2022 at 20:55 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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