Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 October 2074 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | October 2074

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

Waning Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 5 October 2074 at 02:55.

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 passing about ∠11° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1777"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2074 after 27 days on 3 November 2074 at 19:21.

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 924 / 1877

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 924 of Meeus index or 1877 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 924 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 43 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2074. It is 1 minute shorter than next lunation 925 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠314.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠314.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠335.8°. 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 before apogee

13 days after point of perigee on 23 September 2074 at 22:46 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 October 2074 at 20:38 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 403 469 km

Moon is 403 469 km (250 704 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 331 km (251 861 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 29 September 2074 at 14:52 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 October 2074 at 00:03 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 28 September 2074 at 04:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.263°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.404° in the next northern standstill on 12 October 2074 at 12:44 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 20 October 2074 at 11:11 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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