Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 11 October 2022 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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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 9 October 2022 at 20:55.

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 ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1838"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1838" and ∠1922".

Hunter Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2022 after 27 days on 8 November 2022 at 11:02.

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 281 / 1234

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 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 before apogee

6 days 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 5 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 389 898 km

Moon is 389 898 km (242 271 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 330 km (251 239 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 21:49 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 26 October 2022 at 06:30 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 21:49 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 2 October 2022 at 19:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.411°. Next 4 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 13 days

After 13 days on 25 October 2022 at 10:49 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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