Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 August 2074 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | August 2074

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

Waxing Gibbous 84% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 84% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 31 July 2074 at 07:30.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1962"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2074 after 3 days on 7 August 2074 at 02:06.

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 922 / 1875

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 922 of Meeus index or 1875 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 52 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 17 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠250.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠250.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠286°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 03:09. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 18 July 2074 at 12:55 in ♉ Taurus. 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 15 August 2074 at 07:04 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 367 536 km

This perigee Moon is 367 536 km (228 376 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 028 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 820 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 24 July 2074 at 05:30 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 6 August 2074 at 05:19 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

10 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

11 days since the previous standstill on 22 July 2074 at 12:38 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.003°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-21.001° at the point of next southern standstill on 4 August 2074 at 17:04 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 7 August 2074 at 02:06 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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