Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 August 2079 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Aries.

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2079 | August 2079

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

Waning Gibbous 76% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 76% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 12 August 2079 at 17:00.

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 ∠23° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1921"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1896".

Sturgeon Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2079 after 24 days on 11 September 2079 at 05:36.

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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 984 of Meeus index or 1937 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

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 perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 7 August 2079 at 14:51 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 August 2079 at 09:43 in ♋ Cancer.

Previous apogeeNext perigee

Distance to Moon 373 213 km

Moon is 373 213 km (231 904 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 372 km (227 653 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 13:43 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 30 August 2079 at 09:11 in ♎ Libra.

Previous nodeNext node

New draconic month

At 13:43 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 8 August 2079 at 23:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.063°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.160° in the next northern standstill on 22 August 2079 at 14:13 in ♊ Gemini.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 26 August 2079 at 17:02 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin
Back to: Top of page