Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 31 October 2069 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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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 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 30 October 2069 at 03:35.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1933".

Hunter Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2069 after 28 days on 28 November 2069 at 13:46.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 863 / 1816

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 863 of Meeus index or 1816 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.77 days

Length of current 863 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 34 minutes. It is 26 minutes shorter than next lunation 864 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 50 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠161.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠161.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠185.4°. 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 perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 30 October 2069 at 09:15 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 November 2069 at 07:36 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 363 776 km

Moon is 363 776 km (226 040 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 514 km (252 596 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 29 October 2069 at 23:39 in ♈ Aries, 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 12 November 2069 at 11:24 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 20 October 2069 at 03:47 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.268°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.271° in the next northern standstill on 2 November 2069 at 01:44 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 13 November 2069 at 22:38 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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