Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 August 2015 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | August 2015

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

Waxing Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 22 August 2015 at 19:31.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1904"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1904" and ∠1899".

Sturgeon Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2015 after 3 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 193 / 1146

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 193 of Meeus index or 1146 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 48 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 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 3 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠144.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠144.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠169.3°.

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of apogee on 18 August 2015 at 02:33 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 August 2015 at 15:24 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 376 535 km

The Moon is 376 535 km (233 968 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 289 km (222 630 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 17 August 2015 at 23:05 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 31 August 2015 at 10:16 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 25 August 2015 at 03:44 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.206°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.163° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 September 2015 at 17:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 29 August 2015 at 18:35 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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