Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 August 2081 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | August 2081

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

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 19 August 2081 at 11:15.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1897".

Sturgeon Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2081 after 27 days on 18 September 2081 at 03:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 1009 / 1962

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1009 of Meeus index or 1962 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

Length of current 1009 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 38 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2081. It is 44 minutes shorter than next lunation 1010 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠341.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠341.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠357.1°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:57, this is 15 days after last perigee on 6 August 2081 at 03:56 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 3 September 2081 at 13:09 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 406 148 km

This apogee Moon is 406 148 km (252 369 mi) away from Earth. It is 740 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 561 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 00:00 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 3 September 2081 at 14:55 in ♍ Virgo.

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New draconic month

At 00:00 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 14 August 2081 at 14:13 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.500°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.537° in the next northern standstill on 29 August 2081 at 07:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 3 September 2081 at 09:01 in ♍ Virgo, 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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