Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 August 2024 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Aries.

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

Waning Gibbous 81% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 81% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 19 August 2024 at 18:26.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1898".

Sturgeon Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2024 after 25 days on 18 September 2024 at 02:34.

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 304 / 1257

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 304 of Meeus index or 1257 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 304 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 305 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠127.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠127.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠155.7°. 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 perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 21 August 2024 at 05:05 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 September 2024 at 14:55 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 364 053 km

Moon is 364 053 km (226 212 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 215 km (252 410 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 22 August 2024 at 10:27 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 September 2024 at 05:43 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 15 August 2024 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.546°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.606° in the next northern standstill on 28 August 2024 at 11:09 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 3 September 2024 at 01:55 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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