Waning Gibbous Moon
Waning Gibbous MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Waning Gibbous in Aries

Waning Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 76% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 19 days old.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 30 July 2007 at 00:48.

Buck Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2007 after 24 days on 28 August 2007 at 10:35.

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1891".

Lunation 93 / 1046

The Moon is 19 days old and navigating from the middle to the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 93 of Meeus index or 1046 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 59 minutes and it is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 24 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠64.2°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠64.2° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠97.3°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 23:52 about 12 days since last apogee on 22 July 2007 at 08:43 in ♏ Scorpio the lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the upcoming 15 days until point of next apogee on 19 August 2007 at 03:28 in ♏ Scorpio.

Distance to Moon 368 892 km

This perigee Moon is 368 892 km (229 219 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2007. It is 6 384 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 464 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 1 August 2007 at 06:03 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 14 August 2007 at 07:25 in ♍ Virgo.

Moon before northern standstill

7 days since the last southern standstill on 26 July 2007 at 23:22 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.300° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.342° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 August 2007 at 23:02 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♓ Pisces the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 12 August 2007 at 23:03 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov