Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 10 August 2045 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2045 | August 2045

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

Waning Crescent 7% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 5 August 2045 at 23:57.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1958"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2045 after 17 days on 27 August 2045 at 14:08.

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 563 / 1516

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 563 of Meeus index or 1516 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 563 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 11 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2045. It is 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 564 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 36 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠345.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠345.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠0.7°. 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 perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 30 July 2045 at 02:00 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 August 2045 at 16:40 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 366 131 km

Moon is 366 131 km (227 503 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 292 km (222 011 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 30 July 2045 at 07:42 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 August 2045 at 21:20 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

1 day after previous North standstill on 8 August 2045 at 22:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.798°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.803° in the next southern standstill on 21 August 2045 at 15:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 12 August 2045 at 17:39 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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