Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 22 June 2024 at 01:08.
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 ∠5° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2024 after 26 days on 21 July 2024 at 10:17.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 302 of Meeus index or 1255 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 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 2 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 45 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠60.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠93.2°.
9 days after point of apogee on 14 June 2024 at 13:36 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 June 2024 at 11:45 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 371 474 km (230 823 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 292 km (229 467 mi).
8 days after descending node on 15 June 2024 at 20:17 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 29 June 2024 at 04:26 in ♈ Aries.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 22 June 2024 at 02:41 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.345°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.352° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 July 2024 at 00:08 in ♋ Cancer.
In 11 days on 5 July 2024 at 22:57 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.