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

Waxing Gibbous in Aquarius

Waxing Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 81% 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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 17 September 2075 at 15:25.

Harvest Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2075 after 3 days on 24 September 2075 at 10:31.

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 ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1911".

Lunation 936 / 1889

The Moon is 10 days young and navigating from the first to the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 936 of Meeus index or 1889 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 41 minutes and it is 49 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 6 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠251.8°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠251.8° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠287.7°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 11:42 about 15 days since last apogee on 4 September 2075 at 19:44 in ♋ Cancer the lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the upcoming 12 days until point of next apogee on 2 October 2075 at 14:34 in ♋ Cancer.

Distance to Moon 367 790 km

This perigee Moon is 367 790 km (228 534 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 282 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 566 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 18 September 2075 at 19:47 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 2 October 2075 at 05:26 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the last southern standstill on 18 September 2075 at 20:04 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.947° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.070° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 October 2075 at 08:38 in ♋ Cancer.

Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♋ Cancer the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 24 September 2075 at 10:31 in ♈ Aries 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