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

Waning Gibbous in Pisces

Waning Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 91% 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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 12 August 2041 at 02:04.

Sturgeon Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2041 after 26 days on 10 September 2041 at 09:24.

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 ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1895".

Lunation 514 / 1467

The Moon is 17 days old and navigating from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

1 day since point of perigee on 12 August 2041 at 16:02 in ♒ Aquarius the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 August 2041 at 02:03 in ♍ Virgo.

Distance to Moon 364 335 km

The Moon is 364 335 km (226 387 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 632 km (252 669 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 4 August 2041 at 23:33 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 2 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

5 days 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 7 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

24 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 12 days

In 12 days on 26 August 2041 at 16:16 in ♌ Leo 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