Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 August 2026 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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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 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1799"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1899".

Sturgeon Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2026 after 1 day on 28 August 2026 at 04:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 329 / 1282

The Moon is 13 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 after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 22 August 2026 at 08:20 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 September 2026 at 20:26 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 398 326 km

Moon is 398 326 km (247 508 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 255 km (228 823 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 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 day, 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

26 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 after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 22 August 2026 at 10:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.123°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.109° in the next northern standstill on 5 September 2026 at 06:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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