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 76% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 10 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 passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 5 September 2049 at 02:28.

Harvest Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2049 after 4 days on 11 September 2049 at 17:04.

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 ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1905".

Lunation 614 / 1567

The Moon is 10 days young and navigating from the first to the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 614 of Meeus index or 1567 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.62 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 46 minutes and it is 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 2 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 1 minute shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠210.2°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠210.2° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠241.4°.

Moon before perigee

13 days since point of apogee on 25 August 2049 at 10:27 in ♋ Cancer 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 10 September 2049 at 00:14 in ♓ Pisces.

Distance to Moon 364 131 km

The Moon is 364 131 km (226 261 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 122 km (224 391 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 4 September 2049 at 10:20 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 17 September 2049 at 00:51 in ♊ Gemini.

Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the last southern standstill on 5 September 2049 at 12:21 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.652° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.544° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 September 2049 at 07:37 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

3 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 11 September 2049 at 17:04 in ♓ Pisces 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