Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 October 2043 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | October 2043

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

Waning Gibbous 78% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 78% and getting smaller. The 19 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 18 October 2043 at 11:56.

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 ∠25° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1928".

Hunter Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2043 after 25 days on 16 November 2043 at 21:52.

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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 19 October 2043 at 23:27 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 November 2043 at 13:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 271 km

Moon is 364 271 km (226 348 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 391 km (252 520 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 16 October 2043 at 17:59 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 October 2043 at 13:05 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in northern standstill

At 21:04 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.637°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.556° in its southern standstill point on 6 November 2043 at 02:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 1 November 2043 at 19:57 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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