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Moon phase on 17 October 2045 Tuesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2045 | October 2045

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

First Quarter 47% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 17 October 2045 at 18:55 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 ∠21° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1786"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1926".

Hunter Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2045 after 8 days on 25 October 2045 at 21:31.

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 566 / 1519

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 566 of Meeus index or 1519 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 566 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 12 minutes. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 567 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠34.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠34.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠58.5°. 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 apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 8 October 2045 at 08:16 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 October 2045 at 04:05 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 401 298 km

Moon is 401 298 km (249 355 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 638 km (251 430 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 6 October 2045 at 15:11 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 October 2045 at 23:03 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 15 October 2045 at 06:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.520°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.401° in the next northern standstill on 29 October 2045 at 17:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 25 October 2045 at 21:31 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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