Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 October 2081 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | October 2081

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

Waning Gibbous 87% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 17 October 2081 at 20:50.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1849"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1928".

Hunter Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2081 after 26 days on 16 November 2081 at 13:19.

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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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

6 days 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 8 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 387 698 km

Moon is 387 698 km (240 904 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 740 km (224 775 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days 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 6 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

7 days 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

13 days after previous South standstill on 8 October 2081 at 03:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.464°. Next day 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 10 days

After 10 days on 1 November 2081 at 03:04 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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