Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 October 2071 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | October 2071

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

Waning Gibbous 88% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 9 October 2071 at 05:23.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1915"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1923".

Hunter Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2071 after 26 days on 7 November 2071 at 18:47.

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 887 / 1840

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 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 before perigee

9 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 5 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 374 337 km

Moon is 374 337 km (232 602 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 285 km (229 463 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 7 October 2071 at 19:30 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 October 2071 at 21:10 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

18 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 before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 30 September 2071 at 13:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.146°. Next 2 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 10 days

After 10 days on 23 October 2071 at 04:49 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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