Quarter ♉ Taurus
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 69% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 14 August 2087 at 06:54.
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 ∠5° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2087 after 24 days on 12 September 2087 at 16:43.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1083 of Meeus index or 2036 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 51 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 1 hour and 56 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 13 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠62.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠95.4°.
Moon is at perigee at 10:24. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 6 August 2087 at 16:39 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 3 September 2087 at 11:42 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 369 169 km (229 391 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 661 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 187 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after ascending node on 7 August 2087 at 01:46 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 20 August 2087 at 13:00 in ♉ Taurus.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 9 August 2087 at 10:48 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.587°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.473° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 August 2087 at 16:14 in ♊ Gemini.
In 8 days on 28 August 2087 at 05:08 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.