Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 19 August 2048 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | August 2048

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

Waxing Gibbous 77% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 77% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 17 August 2048 at 00:32.

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 ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1896".

Sturgeon Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2048 after 4 days on 23 August 2048 at 18:07.

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 601 / 1554

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 601 of Meeus index or 1554 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 601 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 602 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠240.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠240.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠276°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

14 days after point of apogee on 4 August 2048 at 17:05 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 August 2048 at 12:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 363 509 km

Moon is 363 509 km (225 874 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 147 km (227 513 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 04:55 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 1 September 2048 at 16:14 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 04:55 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 18 August 2048 at 16:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.557°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.449° in the next northern standstill on 1 September 2048 at 03:54 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 23 August 2048 at 18:07 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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