Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 81% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 29 August 2015 at 18:35.
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.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2015 after 25 days on 28 September 2015 at 02:50.
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.
The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 193 of Meeus index or 1146 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 48 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠144.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠169.3°.
2 days after point of perigee on 30 August 2015 at 15:24 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 September 2015 at 11:28 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 365 929 km (227 378 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 466 km (252 566 mi).
2 days after descending node on 31 August 2015 at 10:16 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 September 2015 at 04:38 in ♎ Libra.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 25 August 2015 at 03:44 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.206°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.163° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 September 2015 at 17:06 in ♊ Gemini.
In 10 days on 13 September 2015 at 06:41 in ♍ Virgo 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.