Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 31 August 2066 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 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 83% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 83% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 28 August 2066 at 08:25.

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 ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2066 after 3 days on 4 September 2066 at 01:37.

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 824 / 1777

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 824 of Meeus index or 1777 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

Length of current 824 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 58 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 825 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠236.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠236.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠272.1°. 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

15 days after point of apogee on 16 August 2066 at 05:19 in ♋ Cancer. 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 1 September 2066 at 01:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 363 963 km

Moon is 363 963 km (226 156 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 541 km (227 137 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 30 August 2066 at 14:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 September 2066 at 00:19 in ♋ Cancer.

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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 after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 29 August 2066 at 07:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.516°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.408° in the next northern standstill on 11 September 2066 at 14:21 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 4 September 2066 at 01:37 in ♓ Pisces, 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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