Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 October 2088 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | October 2088

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

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 30 September 2088 at 15:25.

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 is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1921"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1918".

Harvest Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2088 after 27 days on 30 October 2088 at 03:10.

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 1097 / 2050

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1097 of Meeus index or 2050 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 1097 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 42 minutes. It is 3 hours and 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 1098 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠62.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠62.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠96.1°. 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 perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 23 September 2088 at 00:05 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 October 2088 at 14:43 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 373 190 km

Moon is 373 190 km (231 890 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 163 km (229 387 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 01:07 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 15 October 2088 at 00:52 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 22 September 2088 at 04:47 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.905°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.864° in the next northern standstill on 5 October 2088 at 23:20 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 14 October 2088 at 14:39 in ♎ Libra, 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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