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 91% 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 25 April 2032 at 15:10.

Pink Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2032 after 26 days on 25 May 2032 at 02:37.

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 ∠1914"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1914" and ∠1905".

Lunation 399 / 1352

The Moon is 17 days old and navigating from the middle to the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 399 of Meeus index or 1352 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 56 minutes and it is 1 hour shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 21 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠44.4°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠44.4° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠73.2°.

Moon before perigee

9 days since point of apogee on 19 April 2032 at 03:02 in ♌ Leo the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 May 2032 at 20:49 in ♒ Aquarius.

Distance to Moon 374 501 km

The Moon is 374 501 km (232 704 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 512 km (229 604 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 25 April 2032 at 21:52 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 8 May 2032 at 20:11 in ♉ Taurus.

Moon at southern standstill

At 22:45 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-19.640°. Over the upcoming 13 days the lunar orbit is going to tilt northward to face maximum declination of ∠19.649° at the point of next northern standstill in ♊ Gemini on 11 May 2032 at 22:35.

Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 9 May 2032 at 13:36 in ♉ Taurus 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