Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 October 2048 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | October 2048

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

Waning Gibbous 72% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 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 in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1931".

Hunter Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2048 after 23 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 20 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 01:59, this is 15 days after last perigee on 11 October 2048 at 04:52 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 7 November 2048 at 23:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 996 km

This apogee Moon is 404 996 km (251 653 mi) away from Earth. It is 412 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 713 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 25 October 2048 at 21:25 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 November 2048 at 12:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 25 October 2048 at 19:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.990°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.947° in the next southern standstill on 8 November 2048 at 11:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 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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