Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 August 2066 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | August 2066

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

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 15 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 5 August 2066 at 16:59.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1933"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2066 after 28 days on 4 September 2066 at 01:37.

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 823 / 1776

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 4 August 2066 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 August 2066 at 05:19 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 370 725 km

Moon is 370 725 km (230 358 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 122 km (251 731 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 3 August 2066 at 08:34 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 August 2066 at 21:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 2 August 2066 at 00:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.680°. Next 8 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 14 days

After 14 days on 21 August 2066 at 00:50 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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