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Moon phase on 20 August 2014 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | August 2014

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

Waning Crescent 22% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 17 August 2014 at 12:26.

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 is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1799"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1897".

Harvest Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2014 after 19 days on 9 September 2014 at 01:38.

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 180 / 1133

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 180 of Meeus index or 1133 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 180 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 31 minutes. It is 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 181 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 16 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠169.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠169.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠192.1°. 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 before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 10 August 2014 at 17:43 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 August 2014 at 06:09 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 398 390 km

Moon is 398 390 km (247 548 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 523 km (252 602 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 15 August 2014 at 00:18 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 August 2014 at 13:14 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 19 August 2014 at 22:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.750°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.641° in the next southern standstill on 3 September 2014 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 25 August 2014 at 14:13 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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