Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 October 2054 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2054 | October 2054

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

Waning Gibbous 77% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 77% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 16 October 2054 at 17:44.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1908"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1908" and ∠1928".

Hunter Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2054 after 24 days on 15 November 2054 at 08:49.

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 677 / 1630

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 677 of Meeus index or 1630 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 677 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 12 minutes. It is 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter than next lunation 678 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠23.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠23.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠44°. 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 perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 12 October 2054 at 01:43 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 October 2054 at 01:15 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 375 617 km

Moon is 375 617 km (233 398 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 225 km (226 940 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 12 October 2054 at 01:43 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 October 2054 at 21:32 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 7 October 2054 at 22:45 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.290°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.417° in the next northern standstill on 22 October 2054 at 10:52 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 30 October 2054 at 20:01 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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