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

Waning Gibbous in Cancer

Waning Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 75% 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 2 November 2066 at 02:13.

Beaver Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2066 after 24 days on 1 December 2066 at 19:16.

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 ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1937".

Lunation 826 / 1779

The Moon is 19 days old and navigating from the middle to the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 826 of Meeus index or 1779 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 23 minutes and it is 11 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 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 48 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠304.7°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠304.7° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠328.7°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 14:36 about 15 days since last perigee on 22 October 2066 at 18:37 in ♐ Sagittarius the lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the upcoming 11 days until point of next perigee on 19 November 2066 at 10:44 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Distance to Moon 404 915 km

This apogee Moon is 404 915 km (251 603 mi) away from Earth. It is 493 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 794 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 6 November 2066 at 05:30 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 19 November 2066 at 21:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the last northern standstill on 5 November 2066 at 05:38 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.974° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.944° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 November 2066 at 02:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 17 November 2066 at 13:06 in ♏ Scorpio 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