Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 October 2069 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2069 | October 2069

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

Waning Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 30 September 2069 at 18:09.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1918".

Harvest Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2069 after 26 days on 30 October 2069 at 03:35.

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 862 / 1815

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 862 of Meeus index or 1815 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 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 3 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠133.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠133.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠161.2°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 1 October 2069 at 22:56 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 October 2069 at 05:28 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 363 450 km

The Moon is 363 450 km (225 837 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 378 km (252 512 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 2 October 2069 at 12:51 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 16 October 2069 at 05:04 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 22 September 2069 at 21:04 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.361°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.306° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 October 2069 at 17:07 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 15 October 2069 at 04:03 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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