Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 August 2034 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | August 2034

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

Waxing Gibbous 73% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% 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 22 August 2034 at 00:43.

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 ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1787"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1898".

Sturgeon Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2034 after 5 days on 29 August 2034 at 16:49.

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 428 / 1381

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 428 of Meeus index or 1381 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 428 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 21 minutes. It is 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 429 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠73.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠73.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠108.6°. 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

2 days after point of apogee on 21 August 2034 at 12:02 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 September 2034 at 15:31 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 401 001 km

Moon is 401 001 km (249 170 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 629 km (228 434 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 16 August 2034 at 16:01 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 August 2034 at 22:58 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 17:42 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.219°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.184° in its northern standstill point on 6 September 2034 at 19:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 29 August 2034 at 16:49 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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