Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 14 October 2049 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 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 87% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 11 October 2049 at 02:53.

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 ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1828"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1828" and ∠1924".

Hunter Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2049 after 26 days on 9 November 2049 at 15:38.

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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 before apogee

6 days after point of perigee on 7 October 2049 at 21:10 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 October 2049 at 18:32 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 392 185 km

Moon is 392 185 km (243 692 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 430 km (251 301 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 06:20 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 28 October 2049 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 2 October 2049 at 17:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.422°. Next day 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 12 days

After 12 days on 26 October 2049 at 16:15 in ♎ Libra, 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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