The moon phase for October 31st, 2023 is a Waning Gibbous. It is the phase that follows the Full Moon and lasts for approximately 7 days. During this phase, the illumination of the moon decreases each day until it reaches 50%, which is known as the Last Quarter phase.
On October 31st, the moon will be 15.97 days old and 95.2% illuminated. Its tilt will be -297.055°. The approximate distance from Earth to the moon will be 378,559.11 km, and the moon sign will be Gemini.
Moon Phase October 31 2023
- Phase Details For – October 31
- Phase: Waning Gibbous
- Illumination: 91%
- Moon Age: 17.56 days
- Moon Angle: 0.52
- Moon Distance: 386,439.72 km
- Sun Angle: 0.54
- Sun Distance: 148,498,867.06 km
The Waning Gibbous moon will rise after sunset in the east, reach its highest point in the sky after midnight, and set after sunrise in the west.
Throughout this phase, the moon’s illumination will decrease from 99.% to 50.1%. It should be noted that technically, the Waning Gibbous phase begins as soon as the Full Moon has passed, but it can be challenging to differentiate the first stage of a Waning Gibbous Moon from a Full Moon when 98-99% of the moon’s surface is illuminated.
A fun fact about the term “Gibbous” is that it originated in the 14th century from the Latin word “gibbosus,” which means humpbacked.
Waning Gibbous – 91% Illuminated
On October 31, 2023, Tuesday, the moon will be in the Waning Gibbous phase. When observed from Earth, around 91% of the moon’s surface will be illuminated, and this illumination will gradually decrease. The moon will be 17 days old and located in the zodiac sign of Gemini.