Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 31 August 2074 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 72% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 29 August 2074 at 12:12.

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 ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1956"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2074 after 5 days on 5 September 2074 at 13:13.

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 923 / 1876

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 923 of Meeus index or 1876 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 29 minutes. It is 46 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 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 54 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠286°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠286°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠314.8°.

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 28 August 2074 at 10:58 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 September 2074 at 02:10 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 366 497 km

The Moon is 366 497 km (227 731 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 457 km (251 318 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 20 August 2074 at 13:23 in ♋ Cancer. 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 2 September 2074 at 12:11 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 23:27 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-21.072°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠21.157° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 15 September 2074 at 04:44.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 5 September 2074 at 13:13 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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