Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 August 2015 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | August 2015

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

Waning Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 31 July 2015 at 10:43.

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.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1891".

Buck Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2015 after 27 days on 29 August 2015 at 18:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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.

Lunation 192 / 1145

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 192 of Meeus index or 1145 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 192 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 193 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠112.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠112.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠144.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:11, this is 11 days after last apogee on 21 July 2015 at 11:02 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 18 August 2015 at 02:33 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 362 135 km

This perigee Moon is 362 135 km (225 020 mi) away from Earth. It is 373 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 221 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 21 July 2015 at 19:32 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 August 2015 at 02:53 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 28 July 2015 at 17:34 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.344°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.288° in the next northern standstill on 10 August 2015 at 11:11 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 14 August 2015 at 14:54 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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