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

Waxing Gibbous in Cancer

Waxing Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 89% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 11 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 is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 22 February 2075 at 20:00.

Worm Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2075 after 3 days on 2 March 2075 at 20:06.

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 ∠1790"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1937".

Lunation 929 / 1882

The Moon is 11 days young and navigating from the first to the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 929 of Meeus index or 1882 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes and it is 47 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 same as the mean

The length of the current synodic month is equal to the mean synodic month length. It is %hours_to_shortest% and %minutes_to_shortest% longer than the 21st century's shortest and %hours_to_longest% and %minutes_to_longest% shorter than the 21st century's longest synodic months.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠46.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠46.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠76.5°.

Moon after apogee

3 days since point of apogee on 24 February 2075 at 02:31 in ♊ Gemini the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 March 2075 at 13:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Distance to Moon 400 444 km

The Moon is 400 444 km (248 824 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 071 km (229 951 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 26 February 2075 at 22:09 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 12 March 2075 at 03:46 in ♑ Capricorn.

Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the last northern standstill on 26 February 2075 at 00:14 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.916° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.019° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 March 2075 at 10:20 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

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

Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 2 March 2075 at 20:06 in ♍ Virgo 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