Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 August 2026 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | August 2026

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 6 August 2026 at 02:21.

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 is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1953"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2026 after 16 days on 28 August 2026 at 04:18.

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 328 / 1281

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 328 of Meeus index or 1281 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 328 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 329 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠18°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠18°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠36.5°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 10 August 2026 at 11:18 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 August 2026 at 08:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 366 974 km

Moon is 366 974 km (228 027 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 644 km (251 434 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 31 July 2026 at 11:54 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 August 2026 at 09:56 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 8 August 2026 at 23:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.107°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.123° in the next southern standstill on 22 August 2026 at 10:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 12 August 2026 at 17:37 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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