Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 October 2020 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | October 2020

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

Waxing Gibbous 78% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 78% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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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 23 October 2020 at 13:23.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1807"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1931".

Hunter Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2020 after 5 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 257 / 1210

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 257 of Meeus index or 1210 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 33 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 8 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 1 minute longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠357°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠357°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠12.4°.

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of perigee on 16 October 2020 at 23:46 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 30 October 2020 at 18:46 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 396 684 km

The Moon is 396 684 km (246 488 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 393 km (252 521 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 20 October 2020 at 15:53 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 4 November 2020 at 02:39 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

18 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 after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 22 October 2020 at 02:00 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.708°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.813° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 November 2020 at 19:30 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 31 October 2020 at 14:49 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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