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

Waxing Gibbous in Cancer

Waxing Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 96% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 13 days young.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 23 January 2094 at 11:34.

Wolf Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2094 after 2 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 ∠1776"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1948".

Lunation 1163 / 2116

The Moon is 13 days young and navigating from the first to the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1163 of Meeus index or 2116 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.44 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 38 minutes and it is 37 minutes longer 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 3 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠352.5°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠352.5° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠7.9°.

Moon before apogee

12 days since point of perigee on 17 January 2094 at 05:33 in ♒ Aquarius 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 31 January 2094 at 11:51 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 403 671 km

The Moon is 403 671 km (250 830 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 394 km (252 522 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 09:03 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 12 February 2094 at 12:56 in ♑ Capricorn.

Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the last northern standstill on 28 January 2094 at 23:58 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.474° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.529° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 February 2094 at 06:09 in ♑ Capricorn.

New draconic month

At 09:03 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 2 days

In 2 days on 31 January 2094 at 12:36 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon 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