Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 August 2036 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | August 2036

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 15 August 2036 at 01:36.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1897".

Harvest Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2036 after 16 days on 5 September 2036 at 18:45.

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 452 / 1405

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 452 of Meeus index or 1405 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 452 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 18 minutes. It is 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 453 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠354.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠354.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9.3°. 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 perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 6 August 2036 at 19:59 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 August 2036 at 04:27 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 363 322 km

Moon is 363 322 km (225 758 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 819 km (222 338 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 22:29 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 3 September 2036 at 12:59 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 22:29 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 18 August 2036 at 10:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.867°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.884° in the next southern standstill on 31 August 2036 at 09:33 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 21 August 2036 at 17:35 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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