Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 August 2071 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | August 2071

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 ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 2 August 2071 at 21:04.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1782"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2071 after 4 days on 10 August 2071 at 23:39.

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 885 / 1838

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 885 of Meeus index or 1838 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 885 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter than next lunation 886 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 45 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠5.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠21.2°. 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 before apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 26 July 2071 at 17:22 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 August 2071 at 20:04 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 402 277 km

Moon is 402 277 km (249 963 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 136 km (252 361 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 30 July 2071 at 18:19 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 August 2071 at 06:42 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 22:51 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.284°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.210° in its northern standstill point on 21 August 2071 at 05:18 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 10 August 2071 at 23:39 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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