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

Waning Gibbous in Leo

Waning Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 97% 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 is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 1 January 2094 at 16:51.

Wolf Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2094 after 28 days on 31 January 2094 at 12:36.

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 ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".

Lunation 1162 / 2115

The Moon is 16 days old and navigating from the middle to the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1162 of Meeus index or 2115 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes and it is 40 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2094. 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 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 43 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠335.6°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠335.6° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠352.5°.

Moon before apogee

14 days since point of perigee on 19 December 2093 at 18:42 in ♑ Capricorn the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 January 2094 at 09:27 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 405 390 km

The Moon is 405 390 km (251 898 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 096 km (252 336 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 2 January 2094 at 02:47 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 16 January 2094 at 02:40 in ♑ Capricorn.

Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the last northern standstill on 1 January 2094 at 17:59 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.474° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.474° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 January 2094 at 19:36 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 13 days

In 13 days on 16 January 2094 at 19:05 in ♑ Capricorn 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