Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 October 2015 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | October 2015

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

Waning Gibbous 84% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 84% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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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 28 September 2015 at 02:50.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1935"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1917".

Harvest Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2015 after 26 days on 27 October 2015 at 12:05.

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 194 / 1147

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 194 of Meeus index or 1147 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 24 minutes. It is 17 minutes shorter 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 4 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠169.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠169.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠192.9°.

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 28 September 2015 at 01:46 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 11 October 2015 at 13:17 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 370 352 km

The Moon is 370 352 km (230 126 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 389 km (252 518 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 27 September 2015 at 21:04 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 October 2015 at 10:54 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 21 September 2015 at 12:02 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.134°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.140° at the point of next northern standstill on 3 October 2015 at 23:55 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 13 October 2015 at 00:06 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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