Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 August 2026 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | August 2026

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

Waxing Gibbous 72% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 20 August 2026 at 02:46.

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 ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1897".

Sturgeon Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2026 after 5 days on 28 August 2026 at 04:18.

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 329 / 1282

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 329 of Meeus index or 1282 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 329 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 50 minutes. It is 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter than next lunation 330 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 15 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠36.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠36.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠61.3°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 08:20, this is 11 days after last perigee on 10 August 2026 at 11:18 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 September 2026 at 20:26 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 404 644 km

This apogee Moon is 404 644 km (251 434 mi) away from Earth. It is 764 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 065 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 13 August 2026 at 09:56 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 August 2026 at 18:47 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 10:59 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.123°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.109° in its northern standstill point on 5 September 2026 at 06:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 28 August 2026 at 04:18 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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