Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 August 2054 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2054 | August 2054

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

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 10 August 2054 at 10:05.

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 is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1895".

Sturgeon Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2054 after 1 day on 18 August 2054 at 09:22.

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 675 / 1628

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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

12 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 day, 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 403 808 km

The Moon is 403 808 km (250 915 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 258 km (252 437 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 4 August 2054 at 20:23 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 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

11 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 after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 14 August 2054 at 09:17 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.120°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.122° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 August 2054 at 21:36 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day 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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