Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 August 2024 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | August 2024

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 4 August 2024 at 11:13.

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 ∠7° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2024 after 13 days on 19 August 2024 at 18:26.

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 304 / 1257

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 304 of Meeus index or 1257 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 304 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 305 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠127.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠127.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠155.7°. 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 apogee

13 days after point of perigee on 24 July 2024 at 05:43 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 August 2024 at 01:32 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 402 973 km

Moon is 402 973 km (250 396 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 298 km (251 841 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 26 July 2024 at 05:33 in ♈ Aries, 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 9 August 2024 at 01:06 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, 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 1 August 2024 at 05:59 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.455°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.546° in the next southern standstill on 15 August 2024 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 19 August 2024 at 18:26 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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