Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 October 2069 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2069 | October 2069

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

Waning Gibbous 60% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and getting smaller. The 21 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 30 September 2069 at 18:09.

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 ∠1936"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1936" and ∠1920".

Harvest Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2069 after 23 days on 30 October 2069 at 03:35.

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 862 / 1815

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 862 of Meeus index or 1815 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

Length of current 862 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 863 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠133.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠133.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠161.2°. 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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 1 October 2069 at 22:56 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 October 2069 at 05:28 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 370 272 km

Moon is 370 272 km (230 076 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 378 km (252 512 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 2 October 2069 at 12:51 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 October 2069 at 05:04 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 5 October 2069 at 17:07 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.306°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.268° in the next southern standstill on 20 October 2069 at 03:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 15 October 2069 at 04:03 in ♎ Libra, 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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