Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 August 2020 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | August 2020

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

Waning Gibbous 70% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 70% 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 3 August 2020 at 15:59.

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 ∠23° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2020 after 23 days on 2 September 2020 at 05:22.

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 254 / 1207

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 254 of Meeus index or 1207 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 9 minutes. It is 50 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠296.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠296.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠322.3°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 13:51. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 25 July 2020 at 04:54 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 21 August 2020 at 10:59 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 404 658 km

This apogee Moon is 404 658 km (251 443 mi) away from Earth. It is 750 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 051 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 31 July 2020 at 09:32 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 August 2020 at 19:22 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 1 August 2020 at 08:47 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.087°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.152° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 August 2020 at 20:40 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 19 August 2020 at 02:41 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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