Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 October 2019 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | October 2019

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

Waxing Gibbous 76% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 76% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 5 October 2019 at 16:47.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1782"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1921".

Hunter Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2019 after 5 days on 13 October 2019 at 21:08.

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 244 / 1197

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 244 of Meeus index or 1197 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 12 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 37 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠11.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠11.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠28.3°.

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of perigee on 28 September 2019 at 02:27 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 October 2019 at 18:29 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 402 281 km

The Moon is 402 281 km (249 966 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 902 km (252 216 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 5 October 2019 at 18:49 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 20 October 2019 at 07:28 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 5 October 2019 at 16:01 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.788°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.947° at the point of next northern standstill on 20 October 2019 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 13 October 2019 at 21:08 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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