Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 October 2071 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | October 2071

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

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 1 October 2071 at 04:21.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1806"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1806" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2071 after 1 day on 9 October 2071 at 05:23.

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 887 / 1840

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 887 of Meeus index or 1840 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 887 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 888 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠40.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠40.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠67.5°. 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 apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 2 October 2071 at 23:37 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 October 2071 at 05:18 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 396 916 km

Moon is 396 916 km (246 632 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 285 km (229 463 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 19:30 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 20 October 2071 at 21:10 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 30 September 2071 at 13:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.146°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.195° in the next northern standstill on 14 October 2071 at 18:01 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 9 October 2071 at 05:23 in ♈ Aries, 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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