Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 October 2079 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | October 2079

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

Waning Gibbous 61% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 61% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 10 October 2079 at 17:23.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1925".

Hunter Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2079 after 23 days on 9 November 2079 at 04:34.

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 986 / 1939

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 986 of Meeus index or 1939 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 14 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 30 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 33 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠80.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠80.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠116.3°.

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 14 October 2079 at 02:01 in ♊ Gemini. 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 29 October 2079 at 23:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 608 km

The Moon is 363 608 km (225 936 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 274 km (251 826 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 11 October 2079 at 01:09 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 October 2079 at 00:33 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon at northern standstill

At 01:29 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.379°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2079. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.363° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 29 October 2079 at 22:08.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 24 October 2079 at 18:19 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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