Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 August 2024 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 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 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 19 August 2024 at 18:26.

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 ∠23° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1897".

Sturgeon Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2024 after 27 days on 18 September 2024 at 02:34.

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 304 / 1257

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 304 of Meeus index or 1257 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 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 1 hour and 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 4 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠127.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠127.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠155.7°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 05:05. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 9 August 2024 at 01:32 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 5 September 2024 at 14:55 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 360 199 km

This perigee Moon is 360 199 km (223 817 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 309 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 157 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 9 August 2024 at 01:06 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 22 August 2024 at 10:27 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

26 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

5 days since the previous standstill on 15 August 2024 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.546°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.606° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 August 2024 at 11:09 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 3 September 2024 at 01:55 in ♍ Virgo 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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