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

Waning Gibbous in Virgo

Waning Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 94% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 17 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 14 February 2090 at 13:39.

Snow Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2090 after 27 days on 15 March 2090 at 23:42.

Neap tide

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1942".

Lunation 1114 / 2067

The Moon is 17 days old and navigating from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

1 day since point of perigee on 14 February 2090 at 17:13 in ♌ Leo the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 February 2090 at 10:33 in ♒ Aquarius.

Distance to Moon 364 931 km

The Moon is 364 931 km (226 758 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 559 km (252 624 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 19:19 crossing the ecliptic from South to North. Lunar position remains north of if for the upcoming 14 days until Moon's next descending node later on 2 March 2090 at 23:32 in ♓ Pisces.

Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the last northern standstill on 10 February 2090 at 19:04 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.250° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.192° at the point of next southern standstill on 23 February 2090 at 11:00 in ♑ Capricorn.

New draconic month

At 19:19 in the point ot ascending node the Moon is completing the last draconic month and is entering a new one while the lunar orbit is crossing the ecliptic from South to North.

Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 1 March 2090 at 09:46 in ♓ Pisces 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