Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 August 2019 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | August 2019

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 7 August 2019 at 17:31.

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 ∠16° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1810"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1810" and ∠1894".

Sturgeon Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2019 after 3 days on 15 August 2019 at 12:29.

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 242 / 1195

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 242 of Meeus index or 1195 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 242 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2019. It is 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 243 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠340.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠340.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356.3°. 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 apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 2 August 2019 at 07:08 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 August 2019 at 10:50 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 395 909 km

Moon is 395 909 km (246 006 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 244 km (252 428 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 14:45 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 27 August 2019 at 01:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 04:28 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.399°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.473° in its northern standstill point on 26 August 2019 at 17:53 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 15 August 2019 at 12:29 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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