Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 August 2071 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 94% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2071 after 2 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 12 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 20:04, this is 13 days after last perigee on 26 July 2071 at 17:22 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 24 August 2071 at 01:45 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 406 136 km

This apogee Moon is 406 136 km (252 361 mi) away from Earth. It is 728 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 573 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

8 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 5 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

8 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 6 August 2071 at 22:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.284°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.210° in the next northern standstill on 21 August 2071 at 05:18 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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