Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 October 2015 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 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 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% 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 27 October 2015 at 12:05.

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 ∠19° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1947"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1931".

Hunter Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2015 after 28 days on 25 November 2015 at 22:44.

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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 26 October 2015 at 12:59 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 7 November 2015 at 21:48 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 368 111 km

The Moon is 368 111 km (228 734 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 724 km (252 105 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 25 October 2015 at 07:37 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 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

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 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 2 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 14 days

In 14 days on 11 November 2015 at 17:47 in ♏ Scorpio 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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