Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 August 2078 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | August 2078

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

Waxing Gibbous 76% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 76% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 15 August 2078 at 17:34.

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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1797"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1797" and ∠1896".

Sturgeon Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2078 after 4 days on 23 August 2078 at 08:11.

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 972 / 1925

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 972 of Meeus index or 1925 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 7 minutes. It is 3 hours 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 37 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 32 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠80.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠80.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠115.1°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 14 August 2078 at 20:09 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 August 2078 at 20:12 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 398 839 km

The Moon is 398 839 km (247 827 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 786 km (227 910 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 14 August 2078 at 22:47 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 August 2078 at 09:02 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days since the previous standstill on 5 August 2078 at 00:22 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.132°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-27.225° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 August 2078 at 07:52 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 23 August 2078 at 08:11 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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