Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 August 2042 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | August 2042

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

Waxing Crescent 20% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 15 August 2042 at 18:01.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1897".

Sturgeon Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2042 after 10 days on 31 August 2042 at 02:02.

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 527 / 1480

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 527 of Meeus index or 1480 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

Length of current 527 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 49 minutes. It is 2 hours and 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 528 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠123.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠123.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠152.7°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 13:59, this is 15 days after last perigee on 4 August 2042 at 18:09 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 September 2042 at 15:49 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 405 193 km

This apogee Moon is 405 193 km (251 775 mi) away from Earth. It is 215 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 516 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 09:13 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 2 September 2042 at 19:23 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 11 August 2042 at 21:49 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.226°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.327° in the next southern standstill on 26 August 2042 at 11:39 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 31 August 2042 at 02:02 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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