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

Waning Gibbous in Sagittarius

Waning Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 75% 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 2 April 2026 at 02:12.

Pink Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2026 after 24 days on 1 May 2026 at 17:23.

Moderate tide

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1916".

Lunation 324 / 1277

The Moon is 19 days old and navigating from the middle to the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 324 of Meeus index or 1277 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.44 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes and it is 2 hours and 19 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠307.9°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠307.9° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠330.4°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 08:32 about 15 days since last perigee on 22 March 2026 at 11:40 in ♉ Taurus the lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the upcoming 11 days until point of next perigee on 19 April 2026 at 06:57 in ♉ Taurus.

Distance to Moon 404 974 km

This apogee Moon is 404 974 km (251 639 mi) away from Earth. It is 434 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 735 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 30 March 2026 at 11:34 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 13 April 2026 at 23:43 in ♓ Pisces.

Moon before southern standstill

13 days since the last northern standstill on 25 March 2026 at 04:46 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.371° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-28.291° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 April 2026 at 05:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

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

Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 17 April 2026 at 11:52 in ♈ Aries 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