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Moon phase on 14 August 2020 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | August 2020

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

Waning Crescent 24% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 11 August 2020 at 16:45.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1822"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1822" and ∠1895".

Harvest Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2020 after 18 days on 2 September 2020 at 05:22.

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 254 / 1207

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 254 of Meeus index or 1207 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

Length of current 254 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 9 minutes. It is 50 minutes longer than next lunation 255 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠296.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠296.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠322.3°. 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

4 days after point of apogee on 9 August 2020 at 13:51 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 August 2020 at 10:59 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 393 338 km

Moon is 393 338 km (244 409 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 513 km (225 877 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 19:22 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 27 August 2020 at 11:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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New draconic month

At 19:22 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 1 August 2020 at 08:47 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.087°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.152° in the next northern standstill on 15 August 2020 at 20:40 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 19 August 2020 at 02:41 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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