Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 August 2012 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2012 | August 2012

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

Waning Crescent 25% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 9 August 2012 at 18:55.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1776"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1894".

Sturgeon Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2012 after 19 days on 31 August 2012 at 13:58.

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 155 / 1108

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 155 of Meeus index or 1108 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 155 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 30 minutes. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes longer than next lunation 156 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠248.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠248.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠283.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 10 August 2012 at 10:51 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 August 2012 at 19:39 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 403 526 km

Moon is 403 526 km (250 739 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 731 km (229 740 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 11 August 2012 at 00:04 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 August 2012 at 11:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 09:47 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠21.492°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-21.379° in its southern standstill point on 25 August 2012 at 18:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 17 August 2012 at 15:54 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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