Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 8 June 2036 at 21:02.
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.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2036 after 27 days on 8 July 2036 at 11:19.
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.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 450 of Meeus index or 1403 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 53 minutes. It is 46 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠318.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠338.2°.
13 days after point of perigee on 28 May 2036 at 09:17 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 June 2036 at 05:06 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 402 754 km (250 260 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 205 km (251 783 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 30 May 2036 at 22:23 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 June 2036 at 20:47 in ♒ Aquarius.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 13:44 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-19.888°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠19.895° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 24 June 2036 at 13:24.
In 13 days on 24 June 2036 at 03:09 in ♋ Cancer 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.