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 96% 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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 20 June 2067 at 00:28.

Strawberry Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2067 after 1 day on 27 June 2067 at 02:52.

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 ∠1927"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1888".

Lunation 834 / 1787

The Moon is 13 days young and navigating from the first to the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 834 of Meeus index or 1787 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.61 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 35 minutes and it is 45 minutes shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 51 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 12 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠132.6°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠132.6° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠159.9°.

Moon before perigee

9 days since point of apogee on 16 June 2067 at 03:04 in ♌ Leo the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 June 2067 at 09:11 in ♑ Capricorn.

Distance to Moon 372 060 km

The Moon is 372 060 km (231 187 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 568 km (223 425 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after descending node on 11 June 2067 at 19:56 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following day until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 26 June 2067 at 02:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Moon at southern standstill

At 22:32 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-23.109°. Over the upcoming 13 days the lunar orbit is going to tilt northward to face maximum declination of ∠23.104° at the point of next northern standstill in ♊ Gemini on 8 July 2067 at 21:14.

Draconic month

26 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 1 day

In 1 day on 27 June 2067 at 02:52 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