Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 19 August 2087 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | August 2087

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

Waning Gibbous 69% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 69% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 14 August 2087 at 06:54.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1896".

Sturgeon Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2087 after 24 days on 12 September 2087 at 16:43.

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 1083 / 2036

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1083 of Meeus index or 2036 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 1083 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 1084 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 56 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠62.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠62.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠95.4°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:24, this is 12 days after last apogee on 6 August 2087 at 16:39 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 3 September 2087 at 11:42 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 369 169 km

This perigee Moon is 369 169 km (229 391 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 661 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 187 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 7 August 2087 at 01:46 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 August 2087 at 13:00 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 9 August 2087 at 10:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.587°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.473° in the next northern standstill on 22 August 2087 at 16:14 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 28 August 2087 at 05:08 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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