Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 November 2079 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | November 2079

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

Waxing Gibbous 65% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 1 November 2079 at 21:49.

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 in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1815"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1815" and ∠1935".

Beaver Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2079 after 5 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 987 / 1940

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 987 of Meeus index or 1940 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 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 4 hours and 26 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 37 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠116.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠116.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠148.4°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 29 October 2079 at 23:36 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 10 November 2079 at 21:38 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 394 815 km

The Moon is 394 815 km (245 327 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 151 km (224 409 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 24 October 2079 at 00:33 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 7 November 2079 at 11:17 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

23 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 29 October 2079 at 22:08 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.363°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.320° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 November 2079 at 08:30 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 9 November 2079 at 04:34 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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