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

Waxing Gibbous in Capricorn

Waxing Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 99% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 13 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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 30 June 2066 at 17:59.

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2066 after 1 day on 7 July 2066 at 09:34.

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 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1887".

Lunation 822 / 1775

The Moon is 13 days young and navigating from the first to the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 822 of Meeus index or 1775 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 19 minutes and it is 1 hour and 3 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 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 28 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠183.2°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠183.2° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠207°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 20:02 about 14 days since last apogee on 22 June 2066 at 10:28 in ♊ Gemini the lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the upcoming 13 days until point of next apogee on 19 July 2066 at 16:13 in ♊ Gemini.

Distance to Moon 357 676 km

This perigee Moon is 357 676 km (222 250 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 832 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 680 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 22:56 crossing the ecliptic from South to North. Lunar position remains north of if for the upcoming 14 days until Moon's next descending node later on 20 July 2066 at 16:05 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the last southern standstill on 5 July 2066 at 15:36 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.732° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.725° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 July 2066 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini.

New draconic month

At 22:56 in the point ot ascending node the Moon is completing the last draconic month and is entering a new one while the lunar orbit is crossing the ecliptic from South to North.

Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 7 July 2066 at 09:34 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