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Judy Valadao Captures Tonight’s Waxing Gibbous Moon

July Valadao’s Moon photography is ethereal and reminds us of the vastness of our world and beyond. Below is the description Valadao provided of tonight’s moonscape:

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on October 27 has an illumination of 85%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On October 27 the Moon is 11.07 days old. This refers to 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 8 Moon phases.

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