Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 October 2049 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2049 | October 2049

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

Waxing Gibbous 83% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 83% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 4 October 2049 at 09:39.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2049 after 3 days on 11 October 2049 at 02:53.

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 615 / 1568

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 615 of Meeus index or 1568 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 615 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 10 minutes. It is 49 minutes longer than next lunation 616 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠241.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠241.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠278.3°. 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 perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 21:10, this is 15 days after last apogee on 22 September 2049 at 00:05 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 19 October 2049 at 18:32 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 366 276 km

This perigee Moon is 366 276 km (227 593 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 768 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 080 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 1 October 2049 at 11:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 October 2049 at 06:20 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

6 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 after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 2 October 2049 at 17:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.422°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.344° in the next northern standstill on 15 October 2049 at 15:55 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 11 October 2049 at 02:53 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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