Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 October 2020 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | October 2020

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

Waning Gibbous 74% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 74% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 1 October 2020 at 21:05.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1801"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2020 after 24 days on 31 October 2020 at 14:49.

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 256 / 1209

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 256 of Meeus index or 1209 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 13 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 56 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠341.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠341.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠357°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 3 October 2020 at 17:22 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 16 October 2020 at 23:46 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 398 075 km

The Moon is 398 075 km (247 352 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 913 km (221 775 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after descending node on 23 September 2020 at 12:33 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 October 2020 at 00:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 24 September 2020 at 19:11 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.458°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.613° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 October 2020 at 13:07 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 16 October 2020 at 19:31 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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