Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 25 August 2018 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | August 2018

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 7 days on 18 August 2018 at 07:49.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1899".

Sturgeon Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2018 after 1 day on 26 August 2018 at 11:56.

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 230 / 1183

The Moon is 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 230 of Meeus index or 1183 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

Length of current 230 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 231 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠11.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠11.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠28°. 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

2 days after point of apogee on 23 August 2018 at 11:23 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 September 2018 at 01:21 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 404 154 km

Moon is 404 154 km (251 130 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 355 km (224 536 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 24 August 2018 at 04:51 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 September 2018 at 22:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 22 August 2018 at 02:58 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.773°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.837° in the next northern standstill on 5 September 2018 at 06:56 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 26 August 2018 at 11:56 in ♓ Pisces, 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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