Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 October 2055 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | October 2055

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

Waxing Gibbous 71% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 71% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 27 October 2055 at 07:53.

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 is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1796"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1932".

Beaver Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2055 after 6 days on 4 November 2055 at 12:12.

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 690 / 1643

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 690 of Meeus index or 1643 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 690 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 45 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 691 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠7.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠7.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠24.3°. 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 apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 19 October 2055 at 23:43 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 November 2055 at 20:44 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 399 168 km

Moon is 399 168 km (248 031 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 106 km (252 343 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 27 October 2055 at 11:35 in ♒ Aquarius, 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 11 November 2055 at 01:13 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

14 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 after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 25 October 2055 at 12:52 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.867°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.007° in the next northern standstill on 9 November 2055 at 06:27 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 4 November 2055 at 12:12 in ♉ Taurus, 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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