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Moon phase on 28 October 2036 Tuesday is First Quarter, 9 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | October 2036

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

First Quarter 63% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 27 October 2036 at 01:14 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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♒ Aquarius 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 ∠1932".

Beaver Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2036 after 6 days on 4 November 2036 at 00:44.

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 455 / 1408

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 455 of Meeus index or 1408 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 24 minutes. It is 2 hours and 56 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 20 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 49 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠46.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠46.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠76°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 07:33. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 16 October 2036 at 12:04 in ♍ Virgo. 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 11 November 2036 at 18:21 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 404 295 km

This apogee Moon is 404 295 km (251 217 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 113 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 414 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 27 October 2036 at 20:06 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 November 2036 at 12:58 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 25 October 2036 at 00:51 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.273°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.402° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 November 2036 at 06:31 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 4 November 2036 at 00:44 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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