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Moon phase on 13 October 2097 Sunday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | October 2097

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

First Quarter 51% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 13 October 2097 at 09:35 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 ∠22° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1924".

Hunter Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2097 after 7 days on 21 October 2097 at 01:23.

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 1209 / 2162

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1209 of Meeus index or 2162 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

Length of current 1209 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 23 minutes. It is 2 hours and 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 1210 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠76.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠76.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠112.4°. 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 12 October 2097 at 16:09 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 October 2097 at 15:32 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 405 125 km

Moon is 405 125 km (251 733 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 167 km (228 147 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 7 October 2097 at 00:55 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 October 2097 at 09:50 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 12 October 2097 at 03:02 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.965°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.974° in the next northern standstill on 25 October 2097 at 18:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 21 October 2097 at 01:23 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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