Gibbous ♈ Aries
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 15 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 11 September 2068 at 17:19.
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.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2068 after 28 days on 11 October 2068 at 01:39.
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.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 849 of Meeus index or 1802 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 27 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠160.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠183.9°.
Moon is at perigee at 00:17. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 29 August 2068 at 20:38 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 26 September 2068 at 00:00 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 356 950 km (221 798 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 558 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 406 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after ascending node on 3 September 2068 at 12:48 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 September 2068 at 02:30 in ♉ Taurus.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 5 September 2068 at 09:10 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.990°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.889° at the point of next northern standstill on 17 September 2068 at 21:08 in ♊ Gemini.
In 13 days on 26 September 2068 at 10:48 in ♎ Libra 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.