Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 October 2023 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2023 | October 2023

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 22 October 2023 at 03:29.

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 ∠16° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1945"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1931".

Hunter Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2023 after 1 day on 28 October 2023 at 20:24.

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 294 / 1247

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 294 of Meeus index or 1247 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 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 2 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 15 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠232.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠232.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠269.5°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 26 October 2023 at 02:53 in ♓ Pisces. 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 6 November 2023 at 21:49 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 368 602 km

The Moon is 368 602 km (229 039 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 569 km (251 388 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 15 October 2023 at 01:11 in ♎ Libra. 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 28 October 2023 at 03:14 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 20 October 2023 at 09:19 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.305°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.288° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 November 2023 at 05:12 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 28 October 2023 at 20:24 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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