Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 August 2022 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | August 2022

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 27 August 2022 at 08:17.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1824"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1824" and ∠1900".

Harvest Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2022 after 12 days on 10 September 2022 at 09:59.

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 280 / 1233

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 280 of Meeus index or 1233 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 280 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 37 minutes. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 281 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠230.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠230.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠265.5°. 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

5 days after point of apogee on 22 August 2022 at 21:53 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 September 2022 at 18:17 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 393 027 km

Moon is 393 027 km (244 216 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 491 km (226 484 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 18 August 2022 at 10:59 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 September 2022 at 21:12 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 22 August 2022 at 15:08 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.100°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.219° in the next southern standstill on 5 September 2022 at 13:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 10 September 2022 at 09:59 in ♓ Pisces, 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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