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Moon phase on 20 October 2034 Friday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | October 2034

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 50% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 20 October 2034 at 12:03 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1816"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1816" and ∠1927".

Hunter Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2034 after 7 days on 27 October 2034 at 12:42.

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 430 / 1383

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 430 of Meeus index or 1383 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 14 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠141.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠141.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠168.1°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 16 October 2034 at 00:06 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 October 2034 at 10:16 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 394 732 km

The Moon is 394 732 km (245 275 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 119 km (222 525 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 10 October 2034 at 06:34 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 October 2034 at 18:23 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 18 October 2034 at 10:02 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.265°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.332° at the point of next northern standstill on 31 October 2034 at 08:54 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 27 October 2034 at 12:42 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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