Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 October 2042 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | October 2042

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

Waxing Gibbous 75% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 75% 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 22 October 2042 at 02:53.

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 is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1932"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1932" and ∠1930".

Hunter Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2042 after 4 days on 28 October 2042 at 19:48.

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 529 / 1482

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 529 of Meeus index or 1482 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.77 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2042. It is 24 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 5 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠177.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠177.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠201.7°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 14 October 2042 at 10:02 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 October 2042 at 11:27 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 370 992 km

The Moon is 370 992 km (230 524 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 973 km (221 813 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 13 October 2042 at 20:03 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 October 2042 at 16:01 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

24 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 after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 20 October 2042 at 02:47 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.484°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.455° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 November 2042 at 17:22 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 28 October 2042 at 19:48 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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