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

Waning Gibbous in Capricorn

Waning Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 75% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 19 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 11 May 2093 at 02:17.

Flower Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2093 after 24 days on 9 June 2093 at 10:09.

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 ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1897".

Lunation 1154 / 2107

The Moon is 19 days old and navigating from the middle to the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1154 of Meeus index or 2107 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.58 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes and it is 1 hour and 2 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 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠109.2°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠109.2° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠142°.

Moon after perigee

2 days since point of perigee on 13 May 2093 at 03:53 in ♐ Sagittarius the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 May 2093 at 21:26 in ♋ Cancer.

Distance to Moon 363 742 km

The Moon is 363 742 km (226 019 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 700 km (252 090 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 15:06 crossing the ecliptic from North to South. Lunar position remains south of if for the upcoming 14 days until Moon's next ascending node later on 29 May 2093 at 14:36 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the last southern standstill on 14 May 2093 at 12:06 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.516° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.600° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 May 2093 at 08:03 in ♋ Cancer.

Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♋ Cancer the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 25 May 2093 at 06:07 in ♊ Gemini 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