Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 October 2056 Friday 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 86% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and getting smaller. The 18 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 23 October 2056 at 11:46.

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 ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1931".

Hunter Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2056 after 25 days on 22 November 2056 at 06:12.

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 702 / 1655

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 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 25 October 2056 at 20:58 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 November 2056 at 20:56 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 403 723 km

Moon is 403 723 km (250 862 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 013 km (221 838 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 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 2 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

24 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 before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 14 October 2056 at 21:56 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.495°. Next day 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 11 days

After 11 days on 7 November 2056 at 12:20 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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