Moon Phase: Thursday, October 26th, 2023 On October 26th, 2023, the moon will be in the Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase occurs when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but has not yet reached 100% illumination, which would be a Full Moon.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the right side of the moon will be illuminated, while in the Southern Hemisphere, it will be the left side. The Waxing Gibbous phase, like all moon phases, lasts for slightly over 7 days. The actual duration may vary due to the moon’s elliptical orbit.
Moon Phase October 26 2023
- Phase Details For – October 26
- Phase: Waxing Gibbous
- Illumination: 93%
- Moon Age: 12.16 days
- Moon Angle: 0.54
- Moon Distance: 365,746.59 km
- Sun Angle: 0.54
- Sun Distance: 148,697,256.77 km
During the Waxing Gibbous phase, the moon will rise in the east in the mid- to late-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. Assuming clear weather conditions, the Waxing Gibbous moon will be visible through most of the night before setting just before sunrise.
Fun fact: The term “Gibbous” originates from the Latin word “gibbosus,” meaning humpbacked, and was first used in the 14th century.
Moon Phase: October 26, 2023
On October 26, 2023, the Moon will be in the Waxing Gibbous phase. It will be visible through most of the night sky, setting a few hours before sunrise. This phase occurs when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The Waxing Gibbous phase lasts approximately 7 days, with the moon becoming increasingly illuminated each day until the Full Moon. This particular Full Moon in September will be the fourth and final supermoon of 2023.
During the Waxing Gibbous phase, the moon rises in the east in the mid-afternoon and remains high in the eastern sky at sunset. The word “Gibbous” first appeared in the 14th century and is derived from the Latin word “gibbosus,” which means humpbacked. For a comprehensive view of daily moon phases in October 2023, please refer to the October 2023 Moon Phases Calendar.
Waxing Gibbous Phase
On October 26, the Waxing Gibbous phase will have an illumination of 93%, indicating the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. This illumination is in a constant state of change and can vary up to 10% per day. On October 26, the Moon will be 12.16 days old, referring to the number of days since the last New Moon. It takes approximately 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and complete all 8 phases of the lunar cycle.
Waxing Gibbous 93% illuminated
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on 26th Oct 2023, Thursday. Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries sign.