Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 August 2057 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2057 | August 2057

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

Waxing Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 8 August 2057 at 01:30.

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 ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1894".

Sturgeon Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2057 after 2 days on 14 August 2057 at 17:21.

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 712 / 1665

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 712 of Meeus index or 1665 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 23 minutes. It is 1 hour and 17 minutes longer 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 39 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 24 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠222.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠222.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠255.9°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 10:32. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 27 July 2057 at 15:44 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 24 August 2057 at 07:38 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 363 290 km

This perigee Moon is 363 290 km (225 738 mi) away from Earth. It is 782 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 066 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 11 August 2057 at 07:29 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 August 2057 at 19:03 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, 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 11 August 2057 at 22:52 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.760°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.822° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 August 2057 at 15:28 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 14 August 2057 at 17:21 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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