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

Waxing Gibbous in Gemini

Waxing Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 78% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 10 days young.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 7 February 2090 at 18:52.

Snow Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2090 after 4 days on 14 February 2090 at 13:39.

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 ∠1916"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1916" and ∠1944".

Lunation 1114 / 2067

The Moon is 10 days young and navigating from the first to the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1114 of Meeus index or 2067 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.8 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 12 minutes and it is 1 hour and 10 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2090. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 35 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠163.9°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠163.9° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠188.4°.

Moon before perigee

9 days since point of apogee on 1 February 2090 at 09:55 in ♓ Pisces the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 February 2090 at 17:13 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 374 070 km

The Moon is 374 070 km (232 436 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 621 km (221 594 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days after descending node on 3 February 2090 at 19:04 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 16 February 2090 at 19:19 in ♍ Virgo.

Moon at northern standstill

At 19:04 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.250°. Over the upcoming 12 days the lunar orbit is going to tilt southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.192° at the point of next southern standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 23 February 2090 at 11:00.

Draconic month

20 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 4 days

In 4 days on 14 February 2090 at 13:39 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon 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