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

Waxing Gibbous in Scorpio

Waxing Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 71% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 9 days young.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 9 July 2038 at 16:00.

Buck Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2038 after 4 days on 16 July 2038 at 11:48.

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 ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1887".

Lunation 476 / 1429

The Moon is 9 days young and navigating from the first to the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 476 of Meeus index or 1429 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 8 minutes and it is 1 hour and 36 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 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 33 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠259.5°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠259.5° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠293.3°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 19:32 about 15 days since last apogee on 26 June 2038 at 12:55 in ♈ Aries the lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the upcoming 12 days until point of next apogee on 24 July 2038 at 07:19 in ♉ Taurus.

Distance to Moon 368 535 km

This perigee Moon is 368 535 km (228 997 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 027 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 821 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 2 July 2038 at 12:47 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 15 July 2038 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn.

Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the last northern standstill on 2 July 2038 at 16:20 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.041° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.036° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 July 2038 at 15:12 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

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

Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 16 July 2038 at 11:48 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon 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