Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 August 2066 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | August 2066

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

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 30 July 2066 at 02:01.

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 ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2066 after 2 days on 5 August 2066 at 16:59.

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 823 / 1776

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 823 of Meeus index or 1776 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 823 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 824 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠207°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠207°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠236.4°. 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 19 July 2066 at 16:13 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 4 August 2066 at 03:18 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 360 710 km (224 135 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 08:34 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 16 August 2066 at 21:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 08:34 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 2 August 2066 at 00:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.680°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.625° in the next northern standstill on 15 August 2066 at 06:35 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 5 August 2066 at 16:59 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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