Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 August 2049 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2049 | August 2049

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

Waxing Gibbous 79% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 79% and growing larger. The 10 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 6 August 2049 at 17:52.

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 passing about ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1951"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2049 after 3 days on 13 August 2049 at 09:19.

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 613 / 1566

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 613 of Meeus index or 1566 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 613 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 11 minutes. It is 25 minutes longer than next lunation 614 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 27 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 36 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠185.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠185.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠210.2°. 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

11 days after point of apogee on 29 July 2049 at 04:27 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 August 2049 at 17:06 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 367 325 km

Moon is 367 325 km (228 245 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 750 km (222 296 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 8 August 2049 at 08:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 August 2049 at 22:31 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 04:55 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-21.891°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠21.800° in its northern standstill point on 22 August 2049 at 00:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 13 August 2049 at 09:19 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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