Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 August 2043 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | August 2043

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

Waxing Crescent 13% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 5 August 2043 at 02:23.

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 leaving the last ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1819"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1819" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2043 after 12 days on 20 August 2043 at 15:04.

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 539 / 1492

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 539 of Meeus index or 1492 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 539 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes. It is 3 hours shorter than next lunation 540 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠57.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠57.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠88.7°. 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

7 days after point of perigee on 1 August 2043 at 05:13 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 August 2043 at 08:32 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 394 112 km

Moon is 394 112 km (244 890 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 190 km (251 152 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 16:43 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 22 August 2043 at 23:42 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 2 August 2043 at 03:11 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.531°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.600° in the next southern standstill on 16 August 2043 at 03:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 20 August 2043 at 15:04 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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