Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 10 August 2022 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | August 2022

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

Waxing Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 5 August 2022 at 11:06.

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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2022 after 1 day on 12 August 2022 at 01:36.

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 279 / 1232

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 279 of Meeus index or 1232 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 22 minutes. It is 45 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠202°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠202°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠230.2°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 17:14. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 26 July 2022 at 10:22 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 22 August 2022 at 21:53 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 359 830 km

This perigee Moon is 359 830 km (223 588 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 678 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 526 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 5 August 2022 at 20:30 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 August 2022 at 10:59 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, 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 9 August 2022 at 06:36 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.024°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.100° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 August 2022 at 15:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 12 August 2022 at 01:36 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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