Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 August 2063 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2063 | August 2063

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

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 1 August 2063 at 09:09.

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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1785"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2063 after 1 day on 9 August 2063 at 04:40.

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 786 / 1739

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 786 of Meeus index or 1739 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 786 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2063. It is 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 787 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠343.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠343.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠358.9°. 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 apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 26 July 2063 at 17:32 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 August 2063 at 16:02 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 401 511 km

Moon is 401 511 km (249 487 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 175 km (252 385 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 27 July 2063 at 19:57 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 August 2063 at 15:51 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

24 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 4 August 2063 at 23:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.211°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.242° in the next northern standstill on 19 August 2063 at 15:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 9 August 2063 at 04:40 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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