Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 August 2059 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2059 | August 2059

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

Waning Gibbous 67% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 67% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 23 August 2059 at 09:42.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1930"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1900".

Sturgeon Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2059 after 24 days on 21 September 2059 at 17:18.

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 737 / 1690

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 737 of Meeus index or 1690 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 23 minutes. It is 1 hour and 26 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 2 hours and 39 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 24 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠149.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠149.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠173.7°.

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 24 August 2059 at 02:14 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 September 2059 at 16:10 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 371 426 km

The Moon is 371 426 km (230 793 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 622 km (252 663 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 20:26 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 12 September 2059 at 09:18 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 20:26 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 19 August 2059 at 20:09 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.789°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.870° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 September 2059 at 10:58 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 6 September 2059 at 23:01 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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