Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 October 2020 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Aries.

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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 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1933".

Hunter Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2020 after 1 day on 31 October 2020 at 14:49.

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 257 / 1210

The Moon is 14 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 at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 18:46. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 16 October 2020 at 23:46 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 14 November 2020 at 11:48 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 406 393 km

This apogee Moon is 406 393 km (252 521 mi) away from Earth. It is 985 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 316 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 20 October 2020 at 15:53 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 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

22 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

8 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 6 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 1 day

In 1 day 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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