Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 October 2077 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2077 | October 2077

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

Waxing Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% 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 24 October 2077 at 19:51.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1932".

Hunter Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2077 after 1 day on 31 October 2077 at 10:36.

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 962 / 1915

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 962 of Meeus index or 1915 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

Length of current 962 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 53 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2077. It is 47 minutes longer than next lunation 963 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠194.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠194.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠222.6°. 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 perigee

14 days after point of apogee on 15 October 2077 at 08:01 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 October 2077 at 10:09 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 363 297 km

Moon is 363 297 km (225 742 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 605 km (222 827 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 19 October 2077 at 20:28 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 November 2077 at 18:57 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 23 October 2077 at 01:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.450°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.487° in the next northern standstill on 4 November 2077 at 15:36 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 31 October 2077 at 10:36 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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