Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 August 2017 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | August 2017

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 30 July 2017 at 15:23.

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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1792"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2017 after 1 day on 7 August 2017 at 18:11.

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 217 / 1170

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 217 of Meeus index or 1170 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

Length of current 217 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 218 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠27.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠27.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠49.5°. 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 apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 2 August 2017 at 17:55 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 August 2017 at 13:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 399 893 km

Moon is 399 893 km (248 482 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 129 km (227 502 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 25 July 2017 at 00:46 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 8 August 2017 at 10:56 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

12 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

1 day after previous South standstill on 4 August 2017 at 18:17 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.393°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.381° in the next northern standstill on 18 August 2017 at 06:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 7 August 2017 at 18:11 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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