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Moon phase on 31 October 2078 Monday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | October 2078

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

Waning Crescent 16% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 27 October 2078 at 18:34.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1816"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1816" and ∠1933".

Beaver Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2078 after 19 days on 19 November 2078 at 12:52.

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 974 / 1927

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 974 of Meeus index or 1927 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

Length of current 974 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 50 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 975 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 6 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠146.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠146.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠172.1°. 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 apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 21 October 2078 at 20:52 in ♉ Taurus. 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 5 November 2078 at 14:46 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 394 798 km

Moon is 394 798 km (245 316 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 524 km (252 602 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 21 October 2078 at 22:26 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 November 2078 at 12:25 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 25 October 2078 at 18:03 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.619°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.622° in the next southern standstill on 9 November 2078 at 06:39 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 4 November 2078 at 16:56 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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