Moon Phase for Friday Oct 27th, 2023 – The moon phase on October 27th, 2023 is the Waxing Gibbous phase. On this day, the moon is 12.09 days old and 94.99% illuminated with a tilt of 132.752°. The approximate distance from Earth to the moon is 365,324.37 km and the moon sign is Aries.
The Waxing Gibbous phase occurs when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but has not yet reached full illumination. 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 just over 7 days.
Moon Phase October 27 2023
However, the actual length can vary due to the moon’s elliptical orbit. During this 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, the Waxing Gibbous moon will be visible for most of the night before setting just before sunrise.
The term “Gibbous” originated in the 14th century and comes from the Latin word “gibbosus,” which means humpbacked.
Waxing Gibbous 98%
illuminated The lunar phase on October 27, 2023, Friday is Waxing Gibbous. From Earth’s perspective, approximately 98% of the Moon’s surface is illuminated and growing larger. The Moon is 13 days old and in the zodiac sign of Aries.
Moon Phase: October 27, 2023
On October 27, the Moon will be in the Waxing Gibbous phase. It will be visible for 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. It lasts for about 7 days, with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until reaching the Full Moon. This 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 is high in the eastern sky at sunset. The term “Gibbous” first appeared in the 14th century and has its origins in the Latin word “gibbosus,” meaning humpbacked. For a complete view of the daily moon phases in October 2023, refer to the October 2023 Moon Phases Calendar.
Waxing Gibbous Phase
The Waxing Gibbous phase on October 27 is 98% illuminated. This percentage represents the amount of the Moon’s surface that is lit by the Sun. The illumination constantly changes and can vary by up to 10% each day. On October 27, the Moon is 13.28 days old, indicating the number of days since the last New Moon.
It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to complete its orbit around the Earth and go through all 8 phases of the lunar cycle.