Waning Gibbous Moon
Waning Gibbous MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Waning Gibbous in Gemini

Waning Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 99% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 16 days old.

Moonrise and moonset

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.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 28 November 2088 at 14:18.

Beaver Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2088 after 28 days on 28 December 2088 at 00:57.

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1946".

Lunation 1099 / 2052

The Moon is 16 days old and navigating from the middle to the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1099 of Meeus index or 2052 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.76 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 20 minutes and it is 1 hour and 6 minutes shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠131.6°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠131.6° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠160.8°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 18:53 about 12 days since last apogee on 17 November 2088 at 14:57 in ♑ Capricorn the lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the upcoming 15 days until point of next apogee on 15 December 2088 at 03:25 in ♑ Capricorn.

Distance to Moon 359 079 km

This perigee Moon is 359 079 km (223 121 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 429 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 277 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 25 November 2088 at 20:19 in ♈ Aries the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 8 December 2088 at 11:52 in ♎ Libra.

Moon at northern standstill

At 15:58 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.926°. Over the upcoming 13 days the lunar orbit is going to tilt southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.960° at the point of next southern standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 13 December 2088 at 04:28.

Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♎ Libra the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 13 December 2088 at 00:52 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov