Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 August 2079 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | August 2079

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 4 August 2079 at 14:28.

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 ∠5° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2079 after 6 days on 12 August 2079 at 17:00.

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 984 / 1937

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 984 of Meeus index or 1937 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

Length of current 984 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter than next lunation 985 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠28.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠28.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠50.5°. 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 before apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 26 July 2079 at 14:32 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 August 2079 at 14:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 565 km

Moon is 404 565 km (251 385 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 936 km (251 616 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 3 August 2079 at 04:34 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 August 2079 at 13:43 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 26 July 2079 at 06:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.003°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.063° in the next southern standstill on 8 August 2079 at 23:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 12 August 2079 at 17:00 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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