Gibbous ♉ Taurus
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 ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 18 September 2062 at 18:36.
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 passing about ∠18° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2062 after 27 days on 18 October 2062 at 08:18.
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 775 of Meeus index or 1728 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 36 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 32 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠31.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠54.6°.
7 days after point of apogee on 13 September 2062 at 08:35 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 29 September 2062 at 03:19 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 385 887 km (239 779 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 253 km (228 200 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 18 September 2062 at 11:25 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 1 October 2062 at 12:54 in ♍ Virgo.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 11 September 2062 at 13:11 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.670°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.655° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 September 2062 at 16:49 in ♊ Gemini.
In 12 days on 2 October 2062 at 18:49 in ♎ Libra 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.