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Moon phase on 11 October 2043 Sunday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | October 2043

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 52% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 11 October 2043 at 07:05 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1799"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1922".

Hunter Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2043 after 6 days on 18 October 2043 at 11:56.

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 541 / 1494

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 541 of Meeus index or 1494 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 541 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 45 minutes. It is 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 542 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠123.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠123.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠154°. 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 7 October 2043 at 22:24 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 October 2043 at 23:27 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 398 424 km

Moon is 398 424 km (247 569 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 242 km (223 844 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 2 October 2043 at 07:39 in ♍ Virgo, 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 16 October 2043 at 17:59 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 9 October 2043 at 19:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.686°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.637° in the next northern standstill on 22 October 2043 at 21:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 18 October 2043 at 11:56 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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