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

Waxing Gibbous in Pisces

Waxing Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 95% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 12 days young.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 1 October 2014 at 19:33.

Hunter Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2014 after 1 day on 8 October 2014 at 10:51.

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 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1920".

Lunation 182 / 1135

The Moon is 12 days young and navigating from the first to the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 182 of Meeus index or 1135 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.65 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 43 minutes and it is 1 hour and 7 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 4 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠218.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠218.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠252.3°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 09:41 about 15 days since last apogee on 20 September 2014 at 14:22 in ♌ Leo the lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the upcoming 11 days until point of next apogee on 18 October 2014 at 06:05 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 362 481 km

This perigee Moon is 362 481 km (225 235 mi) away from Earth. It is 27 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 875 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 25 September 2014 at 17:41 in ♎ Libra the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 8 October 2014 at 17:44 in ♈ Aries.

Moon after southern standstill

5 days since the last southern standstill on 30 September 2014 at 19:29 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.528° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.517° at the point of next northern standstill on 13 October 2014 at 13:34 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

10 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♎ Libra the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 8 October 2014 at 10:51 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon 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