Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 August 2015 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | August 2015

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

Waning Gibbous 68% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 68% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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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 31 July 2015 at 10:43.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1892".

Buck Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2015 after 24 days on 29 August 2015 at 18:35.

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 192 / 1145

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 192 of Meeus index or 1145 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 45 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 18 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠112.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠112.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠144.1°.

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 2 August 2015 at 10:11 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 August 2015 at 02:33 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 364 924 km

The Moon is 364 924 km (226 753 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 852 km (252 185 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 4 August 2015 at 02:53 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 August 2015 at 23:05 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 28 July 2015 at 17:34 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.344°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.288° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 August 2015 at 11:11 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 14 August 2015 at 14:54 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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