Gibbous ♌ Leo
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 29 December 2058 at 20:25.
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.
Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2059 after 28 days on 28 January 2059 at 15:11.
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.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 729 of Meeus index or 1682 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 45 minutes. It is 1 hour and 15 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠321.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠341.1°.
25 days after point of apogee on 6 December 2058 at 07:43 in ♌ Leo. 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 3 January 2059 at 02:24 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 403 207 km (250 541 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 679 km (252 077 mi).
4 days after ascending node on 27 December 2058 at 05:49 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 January 2059 at 18:48 in ♏ Scorpio.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 29 December 2058 at 22:55 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.970°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.989° at the point of next southern standstill on 13 January 2059 at 04:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 13 days on 14 January 2059 at 03:57 in ♑ Capricorn 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.