Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 October 2014 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | October 2014

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

Waxing Gibbous 88% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 1 October 2014 at 19:33.

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 is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1919".

Hunter Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2014 after 2 days on 8 October 2014 at 10:51.

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 182 / 1135

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 182 of Meeus index or 1135 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 4 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠218.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠218.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠252.3°.

Moon before apogee

14 days after point of apogee on 20 September 2014 at 14:22 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 October 2014 at 09:41 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 363 503 km

The Moon is 363 503 km (225 870 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 481 km (225 235 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 25 September 2014 at 17:41 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 October 2014 at 17:44 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 30 September 2014 at 19:29 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.528°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.517° at the point of next northern standstill on 13 October 2014 at 13:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 8 October 2014 at 10:51 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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