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

Waning Gibbous in Cancer

Waning Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 66% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 20 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 3 November 2093 at 06:46.

Beaver Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2093 after 23 days on 2 December 2093 at 22:24.

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 ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1938".

Lunation 1160 / 2113

The Moon is 20 days old and navigating from the middle to the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1160 of Meeus index or 2113 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.52 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 24 minutes and it is 34 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 20 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 49 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠284.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠284.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠314.2°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 23:18 about 14 days since last perigee on 26 October 2093 at 10:39 in ♑ Capricorn the lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the upcoming 12 days until point of next perigee on 21 November 2093 at 17:56 in ♑ Capricorn.

Distance to Moon 404 417 km

This apogee Moon is 404 417 km (251 293 mi) away from Earth. It is 991 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 292 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 8 November 2093 at 15:46 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 22 November 2093 at 07:46 in ♑ Capricorn.

Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the last northern standstill on 8 November 2093 at 02:08 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.330° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.406° at the point of next southern standstill on 21 November 2093 at 22:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

1 day 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 9 days

In 9 days on 18 November 2093 at 19:57 in ♏ Scorpio 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