Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 August 2023 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Aries.

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

Waning Gibbous 71% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 71% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1929"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2023 after 24 days on 31 August 2023 at 01:35.

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 291 / 1244

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 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

4 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 9 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 371 657 km

The Moon is 371 657 km (230 937 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 635 km (252 671 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 25 July 2023 at 15:05 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, 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

26 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 before northern standstill

7 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 5 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 9 days

In 9 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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