Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 October 2081 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | October 2081

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

Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 9 October 2081 at 15:58.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1925".

Hunter Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2081 after 2 days on 17 October 2081 at 20:50.

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 1011 / 1964

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 1011 of Meeus index or 1964 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 1011 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 1012 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠12.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠12.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠29.7°. 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 14 October 2081 at 14:03 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 October 2081 at 07:55 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 405 361 km

Moon is 405 361 km (251 880 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 740 km (224 775 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 14 October 2081 at 11:52 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 October 2081 at 09:25 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 8 October 2081 at 03:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.464°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.369° in the next northern standstill on 22 October 2081 at 20:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 17 October 2081 at 20:50 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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