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 76% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 10 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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 18 August 2067 at 01:09.

Sturgeon Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2067 after 4 days on 24 August 2067 at 16:57.

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 ∠1942"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1897".

Lunation 836 / 1789

The Moon is 10 days young and navigating from the first to the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 836 of Meeus index or 1789 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.65 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 32 minutes and it is 13 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2067. 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 48 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 15 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠183°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠183° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠207.1°.

Moon before perigee

10 days since point of apogee on 9 August 2067 at 18:29 in ♌ Leo the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 24 August 2067 at 03:23 in ♒ Aquarius.

Distance to Moon 369 025 km

The Moon is 369 025 km (229 302 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 474 km (222 124 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 19 August 2067 at 17:42 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 1 September 2067 at 06:54 in ♊ Gemini.

Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the last southern standstill on 19 August 2067 at 18:29 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.875° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.778° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 September 2067 at 09:55 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of this draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 24 August 2067 at 16:57 in ♒ Aquarius 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