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

Waning Gibbous in Libra

Waning Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 77% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 19 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 in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 25 January 2062 at 03:37.

Wolf Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2062 after 25 days on 23 February 2062 at 15:08.

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 ∠1858"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1858" and ∠1948".

Lunation 767 / 1720

The Moon is 19 days old and navigating from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

5 days since point of perigee on 23 January 2062 at 20:23 in ♋ Cancer the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 February 2062 at 22:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Distance to Moon 385 769 km

The Moon is 385 769 km (239 706 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 649 km (252 059 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 04:17 crossing the ecliptic from North to South. Lunar position remains south of if for the upcoming 14 days until Moon's next ascending node later on 12 February 2062 at 17:33 in ♓ Pisces.

Moon after northern standstill

6 days since the last northern standstill on 22 January 2062 at 20:38 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.481° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.542° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 February 2062 at 08:12 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

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

Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 9 February 2062 at 12:11 in ♒ Aquarius 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