Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 August 2008 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | August 2008

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 8 August 2008 at 20:20.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1808"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1808" and ∠1895".

Sturgeon Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2008 after 1 day on 16 August 2008 at 21:16.

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 106 / 1059

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 106 of Meeus index or 1059 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠39.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠39.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠64.9°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 10 August 2008 at 20:18 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 August 2008 at 03:44 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 396 368 km

The Moon is 396 368 km (246 292 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 693 km (229 095 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after descending node on 2 August 2008 at 01:21 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 16 August 2008 at 10:27 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 11 August 2008 at 22:13 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.611°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.596° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 August 2008 at 13:03 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 16 August 2008 at 21:16 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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