Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 August 2054 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2054 | August 2054

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

Waxing Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% 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 10 August 2054 at 10:05.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1785"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1895".

Sturgeon Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2054 after 2 days on 18 August 2054 at 09:22.

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 675 / 1628

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 675 of Meeus index or 1628 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 675 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 30 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 676 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠352.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠352.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠7.4°. 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 apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 4 August 2054 at 04:47 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 August 2054 at 10:18 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 401 614 km

Moon is 401 614 km (249 551 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 258 km (252 437 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 4 August 2054 at 20:23 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 August 2054 at 14:57 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 14 August 2054 at 09:17 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.120°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.122° in the next northern standstill on 28 August 2054 at 21:36 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 18 August 2054 at 09:22 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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