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

Waning Gibbous in Gemini

Waning Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 97% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 16 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 10 November 2076 at 21:07.

Beaver Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2076 after 27 days on 10 December 2076 at 11:35.

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 ∠1852"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1852" and ∠1939".

Lunation 950 / 1903

The Moon is 16 days old and navigating from the middle to the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 950 of Meeus index or 1903 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.61 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 38 minutes and it is 1 hour and 13 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 9 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠254.1°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠254.1° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠290.9°.

Moon after perigee

5 days since point of perigee on 6 November 2076 at 20:15 in ♓ Pisces 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 18 November 2076 at 23:07 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 386 993 km

The Moon is 386 993 km (240 466 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 391 km (251 277 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 22:52 crossing the ecliptic from South to North. Lunar position remains north of if for the upcoming 14 days until Moon's next descending node later on 27 November 2076 at 08:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the last southern standstill on 1 November 2076 at 19:09 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.032° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.085° at the point of next northern standstill on 14 November 2076 at 19:07 in ♋ Cancer.

New draconic month

At 22:52 in the point ot ascending node the Moon is completing the last draconic month and is entering a new one while the lunar orbit is crossing the ecliptic from South to North.

Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 26 November 2076 at 11:28 in ♐ Sagittarius 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