Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 August 2014 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | August 2014

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 25 August 2014 at 14:13.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1786"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1899".

Harvest Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2014 after 12 days on 9 September 2014 at 01:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 181 / 1134

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 181 of Meeus index or 1134 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

Length of current 181 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2014. It is 18 minutes longer than next lunation 182 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 46 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠192.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠192.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠218.3°. 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

3 days after point of apogee on 24 August 2014 at 06:09 in ♌ Leo. 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 8 September 2014 at 03:29 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 401 273 km

Moon is 401 273 km (249 339 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 388 km (222 692 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 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 2 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

25 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 before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 19 August 2014 at 22:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.750°. Next 7 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 12 days

After 12 days on 9 September 2014 at 01:38 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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