Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 August 2036 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | August 2036

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 7 August 2036 at 02:49.

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 is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2036 after 28 days on 5 September 2036 at 18:45.

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 452 / 1405

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 452 of Meeus index or 1405 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 452 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 18 minutes. It is 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 453 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠354.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠354.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9.3°. 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

1 day after point of apogee on 6 August 2036 at 19:59 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 August 2036 at 04:27 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 404 274 km

Moon is 404 274 km (251 204 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 819 km (222 338 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 7 August 2036 at 06:48 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 August 2036 at 22:29 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, 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 4 August 2036 at 03:31 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.865°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.867° in the next northern standstill on 18 August 2036 at 10:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 21 August 2036 at 17:35 in ♌ Leo, 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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