Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 August 2017 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | August 2017

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 ♑ Capricorn.

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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 30 July 2017 at 15:23.

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 ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1792"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2017 after 1 day on 7 August 2017 at 18:11.

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 217 / 1170

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 217 of Meeus index or 1170 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 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 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠27.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠27.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠49.5°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 2 August 2017 at 17:55 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 18 August 2017 at 13:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 399 893 km

The Moon is 399 893 km (248 482 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 129 km (227 502 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after ascending node on 25 July 2017 at 00:46 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 August 2017 at 10:56 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

12 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 4 August 2017 at 18:17 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.393°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.381° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 August 2017 at 06:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 7 August 2017 at 18:11 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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