Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 19 August 2021 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | August 2021

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

Waxing Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% 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 15 August 2021 at 15:20.

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 ∠1943"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1943" and ∠1896".

Sturgeon Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2021 after 3 days on 22 August 2021 at 12:02.

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 267 / 1220

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 267 of Meeus index or 1220 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 2 minutes. It is 48 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 1 hour and 42 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 27 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠264.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠264.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠297.8°.

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 17 August 2021 at 09:23 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 30 August 2021 at 02:22 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 368 903 km

The Moon is 368 903 km (229 226 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 100 km (251 096 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 16 August 2021 at 16:04 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 August 2021 at 05:13 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

16 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 18 August 2021 at 22:24 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.761°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.868° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 September 2021 at 00:23 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 22 August 2021 at 12:02 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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