Moon Phase for Friday October 7th, 2022

Information about the current phase of the moon, and upcoming phases for October 7th, 2022.

Moon Phase for Friday Oct 7th, 2022

The current moon phase for October 7th, 2022 is the Waxing Gibbous phase.

On this day, the moon is 12.02 days old and 95.22% illuminated with a tilt of 135.602°. The approximate distance from Earth to the moon is 373,186.74 km and the moon sign is Pisces.

The Moon phase for October 7th, 2022 is a Waxing Gibbous phase. This is the phase where 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 will be illuminated, and in the Southern hemisphere it'll be the left side that is illuminated.

The Waxing Gibbous phase, like all moon phases, will last for just over 7 days. The actual length will vary because of the elliptical shaped orbit of the moon. During this 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 it's a clear night, the Waxing Gibbous moon will then be visible through most of the night before setting just before sunrise.

Fun fact: the word Gibbous was first used in the 14th century and comes from the latin word gibbosus which means humpbacked.

Moon Phase Details - Oct 7th, 2022

Phase: Waxing Gibbous

Moon age: 12.02 days

Moon illumination: 95.22%

Moon tilt: 135.602°

Moon angle: 0.53

Moon distance: 373,186.74 km

Moon sign: Pisces

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Upcoming Moon Phases

Below are the upcoming moon phase dates and times. For more information on each of the phases, you can click the link to find out more.

Full Moon

09 October

Last Quarter

17 October

New Moon

25 October

First Quarter

01 November