Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 August 2034 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | August 2034

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

Waning Crescent 26% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% 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 7 August 2034 at 06:50.

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 ∠16° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2034 after 20 days on 29 August 2034 at 16:49.

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 427 / 1380

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 427 of Meeus index or 1380 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 427 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 38 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 428 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠45.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠45.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠73.9°. 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 8 August 2034 at 08:24 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 August 2034 at 12:02 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 365 149 km

Moon is 365 149 km (226 893 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 240 km (251 183 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 3 August 2034 at 16:44 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 August 2034 at 16:01 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 28 July 2034 at 08:38 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.336°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.276° in the next northern standstill on 10 August 2034 at 13:32 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 14 August 2034 at 03:53 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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