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

Waxing Gibbous in Aries

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 1 November 2041 at 12:05.

Beaver Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2041 after 1 day on 8 November 2041 at 04:43.

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 ∠1953"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1936".

Lunation 517 / 1470

The Moon is 13 days young and navigating from the first to the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 517 of Meeus index or 1470 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.67 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 6 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 41 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠229.1°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠229.1° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠265.9°.

Moon after perigee

1 day since point of perigee on 5 November 2041 at 15:42 in ♈ Aries the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 November 2041 at 10:08 in ♍ Virgo.

Distance to Moon 366 936 km

The Moon is 366 936 km (228 003 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 651 km (251 438 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 25 October 2041 at 09:31 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following day until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 7 November 2041 at 12:05 in ♉ Taurus.

Moon before northern standstill

7 days since the last southern standstill on 30 October 2041 at 01:24 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.842° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.827° at the point of next northern standstill on 11 November 2041 at 19:44 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

26 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 8 November 2041 at 04:43 in ♉ Taurus 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