Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 14 August 2016 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | August 2016

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

Waxing Gibbous 83% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 83% 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 10 August 2016 at 18:21.

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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1811"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1811" and ∠1895".

Sturgeon Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2016 after 3 days on 18 August 2016 at 09:27.

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 205 / 1158

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 205 of Meeus index or 1158 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 49 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 25 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 44 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠77.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠77.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠112.8°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 10 August 2016 at 00:05 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 22 August 2016 at 01:20 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 395 680 km

The Moon is 395 680 km (245 864 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 047 km (228 072 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 5 August 2016 at 07:48 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 August 2016 at 14:14 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

9 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 at southern standstill

At 13:05 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-18.481°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠18.455° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 27 August 2016 at 11:17.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 18 August 2016 at 09:27 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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