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 70% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 9 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 passing about ∠6° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 2 November 2049 at 16:19.

Beaver Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2049 after 5 days on 9 November 2049 at 15:38.

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 ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1935".

Lunation 616 / 1569

The Moon is 9 days young and navigating from the first to the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 616 of Meeus index or 1569 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 21 minutes and it is 1 hour and 5 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 37 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 26 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠278.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠278.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠310.2°.

Moon after perigee

1 day since point of perigee on 2 November 2049 at 18:03 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 16 November 2049 at 15:07 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 365 169 km

The Moon is 365 169 km (226 905 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 490 km (251 338 mi).

Moon before descending node

6 days after ascending node on 28 October 2049 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 10 November 2049 at 14:33 in ♉ Taurus.

Moon after southern standstill

5 days since the last southern standstill on 29 October 2049 at 23:11 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.292° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.270° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 November 2049 at 00:36 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

6 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 9 November 2049 at 15:38 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