Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 October 2079 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | October 2079

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 3 October 2079 at 02:35.

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 ∠1874"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1874" and ∠1921".

Hunter Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2079 after 1 day on 10 October 2079 at 17:23.

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 986 / 1939

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 986 of Meeus index or 1939 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 986 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 14 minutes. It is 2 hours and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 987 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠80.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠80.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠116.3°. 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

7 days after point of apogee on 2 October 2079 at 03:57 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 October 2079 at 02:01 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 382 495 km

Moon is 382 495 km (237 671 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 588 km (227 787 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 26 September 2079 at 16:35 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 October 2079 at 01:09 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, 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 2 October 2079 at 14:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.371°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.379° in the next northern standstill on 16 October 2079 at 01:29 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 10 October 2079 at 17:23 in ♈ Aries, 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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