Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 August 2021 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | August 2021

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

Waxing Crescent 37% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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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 8 August 2021 at 13:50.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1894".

Sturgeon Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2021 after 8 days on 22 August 2021 at 12:02.

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 267 / 1220

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 267 of Meeus index or 1220 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 267 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 2 minutes. It is 48 minutes longer than next lunation 268 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 42 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠264.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠264.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠297.8°. 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

12 days after point of apogee on 2 August 2021 at 07:35 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 August 2021 at 09:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 365 216 km

Moon is 365 216 km (226 935 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 127 km (229 365 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 3 August 2021 at 02:51 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 August 2021 at 16:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, 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 5 August 2021 at 16:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.685°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.761° in the next southern standstill on 18 August 2021 at 22:24 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 22 August 2021 at 12:02 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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