Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 October 2056 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | October 2056

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

Waxing Gibbous 78% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 78% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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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 15 October 2056 at 17:58.

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 ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1860"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1860" and ∠1927".

Hunter Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2056 after 4 days on 23 October 2056 at 11:46.

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 702 / 1655

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 702 of Meeus index or 1655 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 702 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 20 minutes. It is 50 minutes shorter than next lunation 703 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 45 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠337.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠337.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠353.9°. 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

8 days after point of perigee on 10 October 2056 at 11:04 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 October 2056 at 20:58 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 385 372 km

Moon is 385 372 km (239 459 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 235 km (252 423 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 15 October 2056 at 06:24 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 October 2056 at 17:10 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, 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 14 October 2056 at 21:56 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.495°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.641° in the next northern standstill on 29 October 2056 at 11:13 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 23 October 2056 at 11:46 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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