Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 August 2078 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | August 2078

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 23 August 2078 at 08:11.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1927"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1898".

Sturgeon Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2078 after 28 days on 21 September 2078 at 17:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 972 / 1925

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 before apogee

9 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 2 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 371 926 km

The Moon is 371 926 km (231 104 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 786 km (227 910 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 14 August 2078 at 22:47 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 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

23 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 after southern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 19 August 2078 at 07:52 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.225°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.321° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 September 2078 at 05:56 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 6 September 2078 at 07:59 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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