Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 August 2043 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | August 2043

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

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% 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 20 August 2043 at 15:04.

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 in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1912"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1912" and ∠1897".

Sturgeon Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2043 after 27 days on 19 September 2043 at 01:47.

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 539 / 1492

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 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 before perigee

9 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 4 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 374 890 km

Moon is 374 890 km (232 946 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 598 km (229 658 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 23:42 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 4 September 2043 at 23:58 in ♍ Virgo.

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New draconic month

At 23:42 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 16 August 2043 at 03:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.600°. Next 6 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 12 days

After 12 days on 3 September 2043 at 13:17 in ♍ Virgo, 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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