Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 12 September 2087 at 16:43.
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 ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2087 after 26 days on 12 October 2087 at 02:14.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1084 of Meeus index or 2037 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 39 minutes. It is 3 hours and 4 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 55 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 8 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠95.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠129.7°.
Moon is at perigee at 08:02. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 3 September 2087 at 11:42 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 1 October 2087 at 05:52 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 364 504 km (226 492 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 996 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 852 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after ascending node on 3 September 2087 at 03:54 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 16 September 2087 at 15:01 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.
9 days since the previous standstill on 5 September 2087 at 19:29 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.343°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.239° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 September 2087 at 21:42 in ♊ Gemini.
In 11 days on 26 September 2087 at 18:47 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.