Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 21 September 2078 at 17:31.
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 about ∠25° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2078 after 27 days on 21 October 2078 at 02:55.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 973 of Meeus index or 1926 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes 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 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 40 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠115.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠146.4°.
Moon is at perigee at 13:38. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 11 September 2078 at 14:50 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 9 October 2078 at 06:58 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 361 662 km (224 726 mi) away from Earth. It is 846 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 694 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after descending node on 11 September 2078 at 01:26 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 24 September 2078 at 13:18 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.
7 days since the previous standstill on 15 September 2078 at 16:23 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.437°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.518° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 September 2078 at 11:14 in ♋ Cancer.
In 12 days on 5 October 2078 at 23:06 in ♎ Libra 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.