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

Waning Gibbous in Taurus

Waning Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 95% 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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 24 October 2037 at 04:36.

Hunter Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2037 after 27 days on 22 November 2037 at 21:35.

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 ∠1814"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1814" and ∠1931".

Lunation 467 / 1420

The Moon is 17 days old and navigating from the middle to the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 467 of Meeus index or 1420 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.4 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 29 minutes and it is 2 hours and 6 minutes 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 3 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠9.6°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠9.6° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠26.3°.

Moon after apogee

5 days since point of apogee on 21 October 2037 at 07:33 in ♓ Pisces the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 November 2037 at 22:15 in ♎ Libra.

Distance to Moon 395 163 km

The Moon is 395 163 km (245 543 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 791 km (224 185 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 16 October 2037 at 03:12 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 30 October 2037 at 16:21 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the last southern standstill on 15 October 2037 at 02:33 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.804° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.956° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 October 2037 at 20:04 in ♋ Cancer.

Draconic month

22 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♋ Cancer the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 7 November 2037 at 12:03 in ♏ Scorpio 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