Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 August 2023 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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

Waning Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 1 August 2023 at 18:31.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1962"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2023 after 26 days on 31 August 2023 at 01:35.

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 291 / 1244

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 291 of Meeus index or 1244 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 6 minutes. It is 56 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 41 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠155.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠155.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠179.2°.

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 2 August 2023 at 05:52 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 August 2023 at 11:55 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 365 324 km

The Moon is 365 324 km (227 002 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 635 km (252 671 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 25 July 2023 at 15:05 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 7 August 2023 at 02:46 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

24 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

5 days since the previous standstill on 30 July 2023 at 11:13 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.924°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.981° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 August 2023 at 07:39 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 16 August 2023 at 09:38 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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