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

Waxing Gibbous in Pisces

Waxing Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 98% 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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 3 October 2041 at 03:33.

Hunter Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2041 after 1 day on 9 October 2041 at 18:03.

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 ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1921".

Lunation 516 / 1469

The Moon is 13 days young and navigating from the first to the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 516 of Meeus index or 1469 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.7 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 49 minutes and it is 43 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2041. 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠200.1°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠200.1° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠229.1°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 12:08 about 15 days since last apogee on 23 September 2041 at 04:59 in ♍ Virgo 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 20 October 2041 at 16:08 in ♍ Virgo.

Distance to Moon 359 445 km

This perigee Moon is 359 445 km (223 349 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 063 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 911 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 28 September 2041 at 03:42 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 11 October 2041 at 01:30 in ♉ Taurus.

Moon after southern standstill

5 days since the last southern standstill on 2 October 2041 at 19:54 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.789° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.830° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 October 2041 at 10:36 in ♋ Cancer.

Draconic month

24 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♈ Aries the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 9 October 2041 at 18:03 in ♈ Aries 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