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

Waning Gibbous in Cancer

Waning Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 79% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 19 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 5 November 2025 at 13:19.

Beaver Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2025 after 25 days on 4 December 2025 at 23:14.

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 ∠1941"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1938".

Lunation 319 / 1272

The Moon is 19 days old and navigating from the middle to the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 319 of Meeus index or 1272 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.77 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 22 minutes and it is 34 minutes shorter 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 5 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠156.8°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠156.8° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠181.4°.

Moon after perigee

3 days since point of perigee on 5 November 2025 at 22:29 in ♉ Taurus the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 20 November 2025 at 02:48 in ♏ Scorpio.

Distance to Moon 369 285 km

The Moon is 369 285 km (229 463 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 693 km (252 707 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 1 November 2025 at 17:46 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 14 November 2025 at 06:38 in ♍ Virgo.

Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the last northern standstill on 8 November 2025 at 11:41 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.387° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.295° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 November 2025 at 18:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

7 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♓ Pisces the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 20 November 2025 at 06:47 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.

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