Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 August 2043 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | August 2043

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

Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 12 August 2043 at 18:57.

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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1821"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1821" and ∠1896".

Sturgeon Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2043 after 2 days on 20 August 2043 at 15:04.

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 539 / 1492

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 539 of Meeus index or 1492 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 539 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes. It is 3 hours shorter than next lunation 540 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠57.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠57.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠88.7°. 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 apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 13 August 2043 at 08:32 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 August 2043 at 13:38 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 393 581 km

Moon is 393 581 km (244 560 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 598 km (229 658 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 8 August 2043 at 16:43 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 August 2043 at 23:42 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 16 August 2043 at 03:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.600°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.661° in the next northern standstill on 29 August 2043 at 09:18 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 20 August 2043 at 15:04 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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