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 98% 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 9 June 2093 at 10:09.

Strawberry Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2093 after 28 days on 8 July 2093 at 17:14.

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 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1890".

Lunation 1155 / 2108

The Moon is 16 days old and navigating from the middle to the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1155 of Meeus index or 2108 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.62 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 57 minutes and it is 34 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 2 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠142°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠142° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠167.5°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 08:55 about 12 days since last apogee on 28 May 2093 at 21:26 in ♋ Cancer the lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the upcoming 14 days until point of next apogee on 25 June 2093 at 06:06 in ♋ Cancer.

Distance to Moon 358 605 km

This perigee Moon is 358 605 km (222 827 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 903 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 751 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 29 May 2093 at 14:36 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following day until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 11 June 2093 at 20:52 in ♑ Capricorn.

Moon at southern standstill

At 21:56 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-21.625°. Over the upcoming 14 days the lunar orbit is going to tilt northward to face maximum declination of ∠21.648° at the point of next northern standstill in ♋ Cancer on 24 June 2093 at 15:06.

Draconic month

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

Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 23 June 2093 at 21:04 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