The moon phase for Sunday, October 29th, 2023, is a Waning Gibbous phase. On this day, the moon is 13.93 days old and 99.99% illuminated, with a tilt of -70.572°. The approximate distance from Earth to the moon is 369,497.80 km, and the moon sign is Taurus.
The Waning Gibbous phase is the first phase after the Full Moon, where the illumination of the moon decreases each day until it reaches 50% (the Last Quarter phase). During this phase, the moon will rise after sunset in the east, transit the meridian after midnight, and set after sunrise in the west.
Moon Phase October 29 2023
- Phase Details For – October 29
- Phase: Waning Gibbous
- Illumination: 99%
- Moon Age: 15.48 days
- Moon Angle: 0.53
- Moon Distance: 376,738.75 km
- Sun Angle: 0.54
- Sun Distance: 148,577,347.74 km
The illumination of the moon will decrease from 99.% to 50.1% during this phase. Technically, the phase starts as soon as the Full Moon has passed, but it can be challenging to calculate and differentiate the first stage of a Waning Gibbous Moon from a Full Moon when 98-99% of the moon’s surface is illuminated.
On October 29, 2023, the Full Moon will be 99% illuminated. It is the lunar phase on that day, and the illuminated fraction of the moon’s surface seen from Earth is 99%. The moon is 15 days old and in the Taurus sign.
The Moon Phase for October 29, 2023
It is a Waning Gibbous. During this phase, the moon can be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon. It is the first phase after the Full Moon and lasts approximately 7 days, with the moon’s illumination decreasing each day until it becomes a Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%.
The average moon rise for this phase is between 9 pm and Midnight, depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night, setting after sunrise in the morning. To see all the daily moon phases for October 2023, you can visit the October 2023 Moon Phases Calendar.
The Waning Gibbous on October 29 has an illumination of 99%. This refers to the percentage of the moon illuminated by the sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On October 29, the moon is 15.48 days old, indicating how many days it has been since the last New Moon.
It takes 29.53 days for the moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all eight moon phases. Fun fact:
The word “Gibbous” originated in the 14th century and comes from the Latin word “gibbosus,” which means humpbacked.