Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 August 2018 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | August 2018

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

Waning Crescent 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 4 August 2018 at 18:18.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2018 after 16 days on 26 August 2018 at 11:56.

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 229 / 1182

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 229 of Meeus index or 1182 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 229 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 10 minutes. It is 54 minutes shorter than next lunation 230 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠356°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11.2°. 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 perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 27 July 2018 at 05:44 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 August 2018 at 18:05 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 363 580 km

Moon is 363 580 km (225 918 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 083 km (222 502 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 27 July 2018 at 22:40 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 August 2018 at 13:40 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, 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 8 August 2018 at 22:33 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.757°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.773° in the next southern standstill on 22 August 2018 at 02:58 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 11 August 2018 at 09:58 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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