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Moon phase on 20 October 2080 Sunday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2080 | October 2080

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 48% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 20 October 2080 at 17:32 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1928".

Hunter Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2080 after 8 days on 28 October 2080 at 16:13.

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 999 / 1952

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 999 of Meeus index or 1952 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

Length of current 999 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 53 minutes. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 1000 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠51.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠51.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠82.5°. 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

10 days after point of perigee on 9 October 2080 at 17:45 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 October 2080 at 15:25 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 667 km

Moon is 404 667 km (251 448 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 315 km (251 230 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 11 October 2080 at 21:44 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 October 2080 at 03:27 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 18 October 2080 at 10:47 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.649°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.580° in the next northern standstill on 1 November 2080 at 15:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 28 October 2080 at 16:13 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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