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

Waning Gibbous in Pisces

Waning Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 61% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 21 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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

7 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 7 days on 26 June 2010 at 11:30.

Strawberry Moon before 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2010 after 22 days on 26 July 2010 at 01:37.

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 ∠1780"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1887".

Lunation 129 / 1082

The Moon is 21 days old and navigating from the middle to the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 129 of Meeus index or 1082 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.35 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 26 minutes and it is 58 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 18 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠311.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠311.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠332.7°.

Moon after apogee

2 days since point of apogee on 1 July 2010 at 10:12 in ♓ Pisces the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 July 2010 at 11:21 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 402 761 km

The Moon is 402 761 km (250 264 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 116 km (224 387 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 27 June 2010 at 01:19 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 11 July 2010 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the last southern standstill on 25 June 2010 at 05:09 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.038° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.043° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 July 2010 at 16:50 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

6 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 11 July 2010 at 19:40 in ♋ Cancer 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