Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 August 2074 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | August 2074

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

Waning Gibbous 71% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 71% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 7 August 2074 at 02:06.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1785"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1894".

Sturgeon Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2074 after 24 days on 5 September 2074 at 13:13.

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 922 / 1875

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 922 of Meeus index or 1875 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 922 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 923 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠250.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠250.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠286°. 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 apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 3 August 2074 at 03:09 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 15 August 2074 at 07:04 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 401 500 km

Moon is 401 500 km (249 481 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 246 km (251 187 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 6 August 2074 at 05:19 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 August 2074 at 13:23 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 4 August 2074 at 17:04 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.001°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.021° in the next northern standstill on 18 August 2074 at 20:33 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 22 August 2074 at 14:59 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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