Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 October 2057 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2057 | October 2057

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

Waning Gibbous 70% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 70% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 12 October 2057 at 15:01.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1927".

Hunter Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2057 after 23 days on 11 November 2057 at 06:24.

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 714 / 1667

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 714 of Meeus index or 1667 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 714 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 19 minutes. It is 16 minutes longer than next lunation 715 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠291.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠291.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠318.8°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 22:29, this is 15 days after last perigee on 3 October 2057 at 19:39 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 30 October 2057 at 17:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 515 km

This apogee Moon is 404 515 km (251 354 mi) away from Earth. It is 893 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 194 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 17 October 2057 at 23:41 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 October 2057 at 13:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 5 October 2057 at 10:40 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.184°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.312° in the next northern standstill on 19 October 2057 at 06:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 28 October 2057 at 03:19 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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