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

Waning Gibbous in Gemini

Waning Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 90% 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 6 November 2033 at 20:32.

Beaver Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2033 after 26 days on 6 December 2033 at 07:22.

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 ∠1918"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1918" and ∠1938".

Lunation 418 / 1371

The Moon is 17 days old and navigating from the middle to the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 418 of Meeus index or 1371 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.76 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 11 minutes and it is 1 hour and 4 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2033. 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 27 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠190.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠190.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠217.2°.

Moon after perigee

3 days since point of perigee on 5 November 2033 at 23:57 in ♈ Aries the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 November 2033 at 10:41 in ♎ Libra.

Distance to Moon 373 759 km

The Moon is 373 759 km (232 243 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 836 km (252 175 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 4 November 2033 at 16:35 in ♈ Aries the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 18 November 2033 at 00:01 in ♎ Libra.

Moon at northern standstill

At 16:57 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.369°. Over the upcoming 14 days the lunar orbit is going to tilt southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.438° at the point of next southern standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 24 November 2033 at 06:12.

Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♎ Libra the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 22 November 2033 at 01:39 in ♐ Sagittarius 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