Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 August 2079 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | August 2079

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 4 August 2079 at 14:28.

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 ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2079 after 5 days on 12 August 2079 at 17:00.

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 984 / 1937

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 984 of Meeus index or 1937 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 34 minutes 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 4 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠28.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠28.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠50.5°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 14:51. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 26 July 2079 at 14:32 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 23 August 2079 at 09:43 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 404 936 km

This apogee Moon is 404 936 km (251 616 mi) away from Earth. It is 472 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 773 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 3 August 2079 at 04:34 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 August 2079 at 13:43 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 26 July 2079 at 06:44 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.003°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-28.063° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 August 2079 at 23:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 12 August 2079 at 17:00 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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