Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 August 2016 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | August 2016

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

Waxing Crescent 29% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 2 August 2016 at 20:45.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2016 after 9 days on 18 August 2016 at 09:27.

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 205 / 1158

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 205 of Meeus index or 1158 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 205 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter than next lunation 206 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 25 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠77.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠77.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠112.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 27 July 2016 at 11:25 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 August 2016 at 00:05 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 404 449 km

Moon is 404 449 km (251 313 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 266 km (251 199 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 5 August 2016 at 07:48 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 August 2016 at 14:14 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 31 July 2016 at 04:53 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.529°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.481° in the next southern standstill on 14 August 2016 at 13:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 18 August 2016 at 09:27 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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