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Moon phase on 11 August 2054 Tuesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2054 | August 2054

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 61% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 61% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 10 August 2054 at 10:05 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1857"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2054 after 6 days on 18 August 2054 at 09:22.

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 675 / 1628

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 675 of Meeus index or 1628 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 30 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute 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 5 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 55 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠352.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠352.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠7.4°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 4 August 2054 at 04:47 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 August 2054 at 10:18 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 385 888 km

The Moon is 385 888 km (239 780 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 258 km (252 437 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 4 August 2054 at 20:23 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 18 August 2054 at 14:57 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 1 August 2054 at 11:52 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.139°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.120° at the point of next southern standstill on 14 August 2054 at 09:17 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 18 August 2054 at 09:22 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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