Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 August 2080 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2080 | August 2080

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

Waxing Gibbous 71% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 71% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 22 August 2080 at 07:07.

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 ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1788"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1899".

Sturgeon Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2080 after 5 days on 30 August 2080 at 10:41.

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 997 / 1950

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 997 of Meeus index or 1950 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

Length of current 997 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 11 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 998 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 36 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠12°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠12°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠29.1°. 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

9 days after point of perigee on 14 August 2080 at 15:04 in ♌ Leo. 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 27 August 2080 at 06:54 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 400 863 km

Moon is 400 863 km (249 085 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 834 km (252 174 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 18 August 2080 at 02:15 in ♎ Libra, 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 1 September 2080 at 13:10 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

19 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 in southern standstill

At 19:26 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.609°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.667° in its northern standstill point on 8 September 2080 at 04:04 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 30 August 2080 at 10:41 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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