Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 8 November 2022 at 11:02.
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 about ∠12° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2022 after 27 days on 8 December 2022 at 04:08.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 282 of Meeus index or 1235 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 9 minutes. It is 49 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 36 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 34 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠299.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠325.5°.
11 days after point of perigee on 29 October 2022 at 14:48 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 November 2022 at 06:41 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 399 623 km (248 314 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 924 km (251 608 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 8 November 2022 at 06:08 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 22 November 2022 at 16:23 in ♏ Scorpio.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 30 October 2022 at 01:04 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.500°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.497° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 November 2022 at 14:17 in ♋ Cancer.
In 13 days on 23 November 2022 at 22:57 in ♏ Scorpio 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.