Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 October 2015 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | October 2015

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 20 October 2015 at 20:31.

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 in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1930".

Hunter Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2015 after 1 day on 27 October 2015 at 12:05.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 195 / 1148

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 195 of Meeus index or 1148 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 41 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2015. It is 59 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 4 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠192.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠192.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠220.3°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 12:59. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 11 October 2015 at 13:17 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 7 November 2015 at 21:48 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 358 464 km

This perigee Moon is 358 464 km (222 739 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 044 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 892 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 25 October 2015 at 07:37 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 7 November 2015 at 15:53 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

15 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

7 days since the previous standstill on 18 October 2015 at 18:31 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.190°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.241° at the point of next northern standstill on 31 October 2015 at 09:02 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 27 October 2015 at 12:05 in ♉ Taurus 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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