Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 October 2043 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | October 2043

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

Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 11 October 2043 at 07:05.

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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1909"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1909" and ∠1925".

Hunter Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2043 after 1 day on 18 October 2043 at 11:56.

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 541 / 1494

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 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 before perigee

8 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 3 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 375 564 km

Moon is 375 564 km (233 365 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 242 km (223 844 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 17:59 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 29 October 2043 at 13:05 in ♍ Virgo.

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New draconic month

At 17:59 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 9 October 2043 at 19:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.686°. Next 6 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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