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

Waning Gibbous in Taurus

Waning Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 61% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 21 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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 24 August 2067 at 16:57.

Sturgeon Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2067 after 23 days on 23 September 2067 at 00:54.

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 ∠1856"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1901".

Lunation 836 / 1789

The Moon is 21 days old and navigating from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

6 days since point of perigee on 24 August 2067 at 03:23 in ♒ Aquarius the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 5 September 2067 at 23:25 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 386 128 km

The Moon is 386 128 km (239 929 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 157 km (252 374 mi).

Moon before descending node

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

Moon before northern standstill

10 days 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 day 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

10 days 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 9 days

In 9 days on 8 September 2067 at 18:09 in ♍ Virgo 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