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

Waning Gibbous in Virgo

Waning Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 92% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 17 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 1 February 2026 at 22:09.

Snow Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2026 after 26 days on 3 March 2026 at 11:38.

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 ∠1848"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1848" and ∠1946".

Lunation 322 / 1275

The Moon is 17 days old and navigating from the middle to the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 322 of Meeus index or 1275 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.67 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 9 minutes and it is 2 hours and 47 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 3 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 38 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠239°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠239° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠276.3°.

Moon after perigee

5 days since point of perigee on 29 January 2026 at 21:53 in ♊ Gemini the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 February 2026 at 16:52 in ♏ Scorpio.

Distance to Moon 387 844 km

The Moon is 387 844 km (240 995 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 577 km (251 392 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 3 February 2026 at 19:18 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 18 February 2026 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces.

Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the last northern standstill on 29 January 2026 at 17:02 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.361° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.406° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 February 2026 at 12:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

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

Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 17 February 2026 at 12:01 in ♒ Aquarius 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