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

Waxing Gibbous in Gemini

Waxing Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 90% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 12 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 18 January 2062 at 12:51.

Wolf Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2062 after 2 days on 25 January 2062 at 03:37.

Moderate tide

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1949".

Lunation 767 / 1720

The Moon is 12 days young and navigating from the first to the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 767 of Meeus index or 1720 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.76 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 18 minutes and it is 2 hours and 15 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 5 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠201.9°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠201.9° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠232.2°.

Moon before perigee

14 days since point of apogee on 8 January 2062 at 09:05 in ♐ Sagittarius the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 January 2062 at 20:23 in ♋ Cancer.

Distance to Moon 363 315 km

The Moon is 363 315 km (225 753 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 491 km (223 377 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 16 January 2062 at 15:36 in ♓ Pisces 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 29 January 2062 at 04:17 in ♎ Libra.

Moon at northern standstill

At 20:38 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.481°. Over the upcoming 13 days the lunar orbit is going to tilt southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.542° at the point of next southern standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 5 February 2062 at 08:12.

Draconic month

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

Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 25 January 2062 at 03:37 in ♌ Leo 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