Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 August 2023 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2023 | August 2023

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

Waxing Gibbous 82% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 82% and growing larger. The 10 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 24 August 2023 at 09:57.

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 ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1948"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1899".

Sturgeon Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2023 after 3 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 292 / 1245

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 292 of Meeus index or 1245 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 2 minutes. It is 13 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 45 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠179.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠179.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠202.9°.

Moon before apogee

11 days after point of apogee on 16 August 2023 at 11:55 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 August 2023 at 15:51 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 367 982 km

The Moon is 367 982 km (228 653 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 182 km (221 943 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 21 August 2023 at 16:23 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 3 September 2023 at 07:44 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, 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 26 August 2023 at 20:22 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.095°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.168° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 September 2023 at 13:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 31 August 2023 at 01:35 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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