Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 August 2016 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | August 2016

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

Waning Gibbous 69% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 69% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 18 August 2016 at 09:27.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1898".

Sturgeon Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2016 after 24 days on 16 September 2016 at 19:05.

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 205 / 1158

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 205 of Meeus index or 1158 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 205 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter than next lunation 206 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 25 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠77.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠77.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠112.8°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 22 August 2016 at 01:20 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 September 2016 at 18:44 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 363 307 km

Moon is 363 307 km (225 749 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 059 km (251 692 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 19 August 2016 at 14:14 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 September 2016 at 15:27 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 14 August 2016 at 13:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.481°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.455° in the next northern standstill on 27 August 2016 at 11:17 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 1 September 2016 at 09:03 in ♍ Virgo, 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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