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

Waning Gibbous in Scorpio

Waning Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 79% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 19 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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 3 March 2045 at 07:52.

Worm Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2045 after 25 days on 1 April 2045 at 18:43.

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1854"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1854" and ∠1933".

Lunation 558 / 1511

The Moon is 19 days old and navigating from the middle to the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 558 of Meeus index or 1511 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.73 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 24 minutes and it is 3 hours and 12 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 4 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠207.6°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠207.6° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠238.6°.

Moon after perigee

5 days since point of perigee on 1 March 2045 at 18:43 in ♌ Leo the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 March 2045 at 18:23 in ♑ Capricorn.

Distance to Moon 386 674 km

The Moon is 386 674 km (240 268 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 311 km (251 849 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 2 March 2045 at 13:33 in ♌ Leo the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 16 March 2045 at 12:51 in ♓ Pisces.

Moon before southern standstill

9 days since the last northern standstill on 26 February 2045 at 01:04 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.188° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.164° at the point of next southern standstill on 10 March 2045 at 22:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♓ Pisces the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 18 March 2045 at 17:15 in ♓ Pisces 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