Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 August 2077 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2077 | August 2077

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

Waxing Gibbous 68% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 68% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 26 August 2077 at 18:31.

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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1859"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1859" and ∠1900".

Harvest Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2077 after 5 days on 2 September 2077 at 17:23.

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 960 / 1913

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 960 of Meeus index or 1913 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 960 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 35 minutes. It is 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter than next lunation 961 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠146°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠146°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠171°. 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 perigee

6 days after point of apogee on 21 August 2077 at 22:11 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 September 2077 at 12:31 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 385 511 km

Moon is 385 511 km (239 545 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 963 km (222 428 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 26 August 2077 at 16:24 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 September 2077 at 05:17 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 14 August 2077 at 19:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.916°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.035° in the next southern standstill on 29 August 2077 at 11:23 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 2 September 2077 at 17:23 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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