Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 August 2097 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | August 2097

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

Waning Gibbous 70% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 70% 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 22 August 2097 at 23:52.

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 ∠13° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1930"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1900".

Sturgeon Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2097 after 24 days on 21 September 2097 at 13:00.

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 1207 / 2160

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 1207 of Meeus index or 2160 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

Length of current 1207 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 34 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes shorter than next lunation 1208 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠26.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠26.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠47.4°. 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 18 August 2097 at 03:05 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 2 September 2097 at 23:07 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 371 382 km

Moon is 371 382 km (230 766 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 774 km (227 281 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 27 August 2097 at 22:42 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 September 2097 at 17:26 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, 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 18 August 2097 at 11:45 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.633°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.741° in the next northern standstill on 1 September 2097 at 07:23 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 6 September 2097 at 00:33 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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