Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 August 2061 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2061 | August 2061

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

Waxing Gibbous 81% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 81% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 23 August 2061 at 01:18.

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 ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1782"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1899".

Sturgeon Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2061 after 4 days on 30 August 2061 at 22:18.

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 762 / 1715

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 762 of Meeus index or 1715 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 58 minutes. It is 3 hours and 6 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 1 hour and 46 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 23 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠53.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠53.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠84.5°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 23 August 2061 at 20:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 September 2061 at 10:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 402 300 km

The Moon is 402 300 km (249 978 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 805 km (229 786 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 19 August 2061 at 00:57 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 2 September 2061 at 08:31 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, 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 25 August 2061 at 17:13 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.503°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.571° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 September 2061 at 02:43 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 30 August 2061 at 22:18 in ♓ Pisces 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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