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Moon phase on 27 August 2019 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | August 2019

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

Waning Crescent 12% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 23 August 2019 at 14:56.

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 ∠23° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1938"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1899".

Harvest Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2019 after 17 days on 14 September 2019 at 04:33.

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 242 / 1195

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 242 of Meeus index or 1195 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 242 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2019. It is 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 243 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠340.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠340.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356.3°. 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 17 August 2019 at 10:50 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 August 2019 at 15:57 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 369 936 km

Moon is 369 936 km (229 868 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 177 km (221 939 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 01:50 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 8 September 2019 at 17:35 in ♑ Capricorn.

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New draconic month

At 01:50 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 26 August 2019 at 17:53 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.473°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.539° in the next southern standstill on 8 September 2019 at 09:39 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 30 August 2019 at 10:37 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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