Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 October 2048 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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

Waning Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 21 October 2048 at 18:25.

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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1930".

Hunter Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2048 after 26 days on 20 November 2048 at 11:20.

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 603 / 1556

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 603 of Meeus index or 1556 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 603 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 minute longer than next lunation 604 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠307.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠307.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠330.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

13 days after point of perigee on 11 October 2048 at 04:52 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 27 October 2048 at 01:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 402 973 km

Moon is 402 973 km (250 396 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 996 km (251 653 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 12 October 2048 at 07:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 October 2048 at 21:25 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 12 October 2048 at 03:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.082°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.990° in the next northern standstill on 25 October 2048 at 19:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 6 November 2048 at 04:38 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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