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

Waxing Gibbous in Capricorn

Waxing Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 96% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 13 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 5 August 2041 at 04:53.

Sturgeon Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2041 after 1 day on 12 August 2041 at 02:04.

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 ∠1949"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1893".

Lunation 514 / 1467

The Moon is 13 days young and navigating from the first to the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 514 of Meeus index or 1467 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.63 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 14 minutes and it is 1 hour and 11 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 30 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 33 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠152.5°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠152.5° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠176.4°.

Moon before perigee

10 days since point of apogee on 30 July 2041 at 20:07 in ♍ Virgo the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 August 2041 at 16:02 in ♒ Aquarius.

Distance to Moon 367 714 km

The Moon is 367 714 km (228 487 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 495 km (222 137 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 4 August 2041 at 23:33 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 17 August 2041 at 11:36 in ♉ Taurus.

Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the last southern standstill on 9 August 2041 at 04:03 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.426° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.495° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 August 2041 at 21:17 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

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

Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 12 August 2041 at 02:04 in ♒ Aquarius 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