Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 August 2020 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | August 2020

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

Waxing Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 25 August 2020 at 17:58.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1847"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1847" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2020 after 2 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 255 / 1208

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 255 of Meeus index or 1208 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 19 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2020. It is 12 minutes shorter 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 4 hours and 26 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠322.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠322.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠341.2°.

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of perigee on 21 August 2020 at 10:59 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 6 September 2020 at 06:31 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 388 018 km

The Moon is 388 018 km (241 103 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 606 km (252 032 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 27 August 2020 at 11:52 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 September 2020 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

15 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 after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 28 August 2020 at 14:06 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.219°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.353° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 September 2020 at 05:25 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 2 September 2020 at 05:22 in ♓ Pisces 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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