Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 August 2022 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | August 2022

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

Waning Gibbous 67% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 67% 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 12 August 2022 at 01:36.

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 ∠5° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1833"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1833" and ∠1895".

Sturgeon Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2022 after 23 days on 10 September 2022 at 09:59.

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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

6 days after point of perigee on 10 August 2022 at 17:14 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 August 2022 at 21:53 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 390 938 km

Moon is 390 938 km (242 918 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 419 km (251 916 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 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 day, 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

26 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 northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 9 August 2022 at 06:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.024°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.100° in the next northern standstill on 22 August 2022 at 15:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 27 August 2022 at 08:17 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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