Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 78% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 23 August 2078 at 08:11.
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 ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2078 after 25 days on 21 September 2078 at 17:31.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
1 day after point of perigee on 26 August 2078 at 20:12 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 15 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 11 September 2078 at 14:50 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 363 843 km (226 082 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 15 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 992 km (251 650 mi).
12 days after descending node on 14 August 2078 at 22:47 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 August 2078 at 09:02 in ♉ Taurus.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 19 August 2078 at 07:52 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.225°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.321° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 September 2078 at 05:56 in ♋ Cancer.
In 9 days on 6 September 2078 at 07:59 in ♍ Virgo 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.