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

Waxing Gibbous in Sagittarius

Waxing Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 86% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 11 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 11 July 2065 at 01:16.

Buck Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2065 after 3 days on 17 July 2065 at 17:45.

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 ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1888".

Lunation 810 / 1763

The Moon is 11 days young and navigating from the first to the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 810 of Meeus index or 1763 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.52 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 30 minutes and it is 1 hour and 37 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 14 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 55 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠235.9°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠235.9° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠270.8°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 17:50 about 15 days since last apogee on 28 June 2065 at 22:35 in ♉ Taurus the lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the upcoming 12 days until point of next apogee on 26 July 2065 at 15:50 in ♉ Taurus.

Distance to Moon 365 373 km

This perigee Moon is 365 373 km (227 032 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 865 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 983 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 4 July 2065 at 21:42 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 17 July 2065 at 20:19 in ♑ Capricorn.

Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the last northern standstill on 1 July 2065 at 23:11 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.180° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-26.199° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 July 2065 at 07:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

24 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 17 July 2065 at 17:45 in ♑ Capricorn 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