Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 August 2078 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Aries.

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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 87% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days 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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1899".

Sturgeon Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2078 after 26 days on 21 September 2078 at 17:31.

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 18 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 at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 20:12. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 14 August 2078 at 20:09 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next apogee on 11 September 2078 at 14:50 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 366 786 km

This perigee Moon is 366 786 km (227 910 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 278 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 570 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

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

25 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 northern standstill

7 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 5 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 10 days

In 10 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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