Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 84% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 15 August 2078 at 17:34.
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.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1814" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2078 after 3 days on 23 August 2078 at 08:11.
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.
The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 972 of Meeus index or 1925 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 7 minutes. It is 3 hours shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 37 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 32 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠80.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠115.1°.
4 days after point of apogee on 14 August 2078 at 20:09 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 August 2078 at 20:12 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 395 035 km (245 463 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 786 km (227 910 mi).
4 days after descending node on 14 August 2078 at 22:47 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 August 2078 at 09:02 in ♉ Taurus.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 07:52 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-27.225°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠27.321° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 1 September 2078 at 05:56.
In 3 days on 23 August 2078 at 08:11 in ♓ Pisces 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.