Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 14 August 2068 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | August 2068

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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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 13 August 2068 at 09:51.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1895".

Sturgeon Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2068 after 28 days on 11 September 2068 at 17:19.

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 848 / 1801

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 848 of Meeus index or 1801 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 848 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 849 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 50 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 13 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠133.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠133.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠160.5°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 15:33, this is 12 days after last apogee on 2 August 2068 at 08:59 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 29 August 2068 at 20:38 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 359 376 km

This perigee Moon is 359 376 km (223 306 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 132 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 980 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 7 August 2068 at 11:02 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 August 2068 at 00:01 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 9 August 2068 at 00:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.234°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.140° in the next northern standstill on 21 August 2068 at 14:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 27 August 2068 at 18:28 in ♌ Leo, 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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