Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 31 October 2074 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | October 2074

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

Waxing Gibbous 90% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 27 October 2074 at 02:15.

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 is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1828"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1828" and ∠1933".

Beaver Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2074 after 3 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 925 / 1878

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 925 of Meeus index or 1878 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 925 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes. It is 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 926 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠335.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠335.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠352.3°. 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

9 days after point of perigee on 21 October 2074 at 21:56 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 November 2074 at 10:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 392 028 km

Moon is 392 028 km (243 595 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 179 km (252 388 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 26 October 2074 at 15:21 in ♑ Capricorn, 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 10 November 2074 at 01:28 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, 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 25 October 2074 at 10:55 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.522°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.659° in the next northern standstill on 8 November 2074 at 20:11 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 3 November 2074 at 19:21 in ♉ Taurus, 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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