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

Waning Gibbous in Leo

Waning Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 99% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 16 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 17 January 2041 at 07:11.

Wolf Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2041 after 28 days on 16 February 2041 at 02:21.

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 ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".

Lunation 507 / 1460

The Moon is 16 days old and navigating from the middle to the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 507 of Meeus index or 1460 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.44 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 35 minutes and it is 39 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 2 hours and 9 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠342.7°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠342.7° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠358.5°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 23:16 about 15 days since last perigee on 3 January 2041 at 19:39 in ♑ Capricorn the lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the upcoming 13 days until point of next perigee on 1 February 2041 at 07:46 in ♒ Aquarius.

Distance to Moon 406 419 km

This apogee Moon is 406 419 km (252 537 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 011 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 290 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 12 January 2041 at 00:01 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 26 January 2041 at 15:09 in ♏ Scorpio.

Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the last northern standstill on 15 January 2041 at 15:57 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.766° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.843° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 January 2041 at 22:24 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

6 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♉ Taurus the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 1 February 2041 at 05:43 in ♒ Aquarius 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