Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 August 2079 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | August 2079

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

Waning Gibbous 76% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 76% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 12 August 2079 at 17:00.

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 ∠23° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1921"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1896".

Sturgeon Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2079 after 24 days on 11 September 2079 at 05:36.

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

9 days after point of apogee on 7 August 2079 at 14:51 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 August 2079 at 09:43 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 373 213 km

The Moon is 373 213 km (231 904 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 372 km (227 653 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 13:43 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 30 August 2079 at 09:11 in ♎ Libra.

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New draconic month

At 13:43 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 8 August 2079 at 23:04 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.063°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.160° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 August 2079 at 14:13 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 26 August 2079 at 17:02 in ♌ Leo 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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