Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 August 2034 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | August 2034

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

Waxing Gibbous 73% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 22 August 2034 at 00:43.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1787"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1898".

Sturgeon Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2034 after 5 days on 29 August 2034 at 16:49.

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 428 / 1381

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 428 of Meeus index or 1381 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 21 minutes. It is 2 hours and 58 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 23 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 46 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠73.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠73.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠108.6°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 21 August 2034 at 12:02 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 2 September 2034 at 15:31 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 401 001 km

The Moon is 401 001 km (249 170 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 629 km (228 434 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 16 August 2034 at 16:01 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 30 August 2034 at 22:58 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 17:42 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-18.219°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠18.184° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 6 September 2034 at 19:37.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 29 August 2034 at 16:49 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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