Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 August 2022 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | August 2022

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

Waxing Gibbous 82% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 82% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 5 August 2022 at 11:06.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2022 after 3 days on 12 August 2022 at 01:36.

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 279 / 1232

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 279 of Meeus index or 1232 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

Length of current 279 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 22 minutes. It is 45 minutes longer than next lunation 280 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠202°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠202°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠230.2°. 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 perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 26 July 2022 at 10:22 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 August 2022 at 17:14 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 364 035 km

Moon is 364 035 km (226 201 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 830 km (223 588 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 5 August 2022 at 20:30 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 18 August 2022 at 10:59 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 26 July 2022 at 09:19 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.941°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.024° in the next southern standstill on 9 August 2022 at 06:36 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 12 August 2022 at 01:36 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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