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Moon phase on 30 August 2016 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | August 2016

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 25 August 2016 at 03:41.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1862"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1862" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2016 after 17 days on 16 September 2016 at 19:05.

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 205 / 1158

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

8 days after point of perigee on 22 August 2016 at 01:20 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 September 2016 at 18:44 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 384 901 km

Moon is 384 901 km (239 166 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 059 km (251 692 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 19 August 2016 at 14:14 in ♓ Pisces, 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 1 September 2016 at 15:27 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 27 August 2016 at 11:17 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.455°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.451° in the next southern standstill on 10 September 2016 at 22:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 1 September 2016 at 09:03 in ♍ Virgo, 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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