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

Waning Gibbous in Gemini

Waning Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 96% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 16 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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 28 October 2061 at 20:12.

Hunter Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2061 after 27 days on 27 November 2061 at 06:32.

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 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1933".

Lunation 764 / 1717

The Moon is 16 days old and navigating from the middle to the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 764 of Meeus index or 1717 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.71 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 58 minutes and it is 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠120.1°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠120.1° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠151.2°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 10:28 about 11 days since last apogee on 18 October 2061 at 11:00 in ♐ Sagittarius the lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the upcoming 15 days until point of next apogee on 15 November 2061 at 02:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Distance to Moon 360 686 km

This perigee Moon is 360 686 km (224 120 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 822 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 670 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 27 October 2061 at 02:38 in ♈ Aries 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 8 November 2061 at 21:38 in ♎ Libra.

Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the last southern standstill on 19 October 2061 at 09:07 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.607° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.559° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 November 2061 at 14:48 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

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

Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 12 November 2061 at 03:40 in ♏ Scorpio 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