Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 October 2036 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | October 2036

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

Waning Gibbous 83% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 83% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 5 October 2036 at 10:15.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1898"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1898" and ∠1922".

Hunter Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2036 after 25 days on 4 November 2036 at 00:44.

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 454 / 1407

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 454 of Meeus index or 1407 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

Length of current 454 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 58 minutes. It is 2 hours and 26 minutes shorter than next lunation 455 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 46 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 23 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠25.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠25.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠46.7°. 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

8 days after point of apogee on 30 September 2036 at 13:16 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 October 2036 at 12:04 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 377 649 km

Moon is 377 649 km (234 660 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 813 km (227 306 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 30 September 2036 at 17:36 in ♒ Aquarius, 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 14 October 2036 at 12:21 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

22 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 before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 27 September 2036 at 16:26 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.031°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.162° in the next northern standstill on 12 October 2036 at 00:39 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 19 October 2036 at 11:50 in ♎ Libra, 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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