Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 August 2014 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | August 2014

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 4 August 2014 at 00:50.

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.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1957"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2014 after 2 days on 10 August 2014 at 18:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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.

Lunation 180 / 1133

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 180 of Meeus index or 1133 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 180 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 31 minutes. It is 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 181 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 16 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠169.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠169.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠192.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 28 July 2014 at 03:27 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 August 2014 at 17:43 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 366 337 km

Moon is 366 337 km (227 631 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 897 km (221 766 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 2 August 2014 at 11:26 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 August 2014 at 00:18 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 7 August 2014 at 04:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.827°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.750° in the next northern standstill on 19 August 2014 at 22:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 10 August 2014 at 18:09 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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