Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 August 2048 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | August 2048

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

Waning Crescent 24% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% 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 1 August 2048 at 14:30.

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 ∠14° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2048 after 19 days on 23 August 2048 at 18:07.

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 600 / 1553

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 600 of Meeus index or 1553 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 600 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 601 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠210.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠210.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠240.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 17:05, this is 12 days after last perigee on 23 July 2048 at 16:18 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 20 August 2048 at 12:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 405 004 km

This apogee Moon is 405 004 km (251 658 mi) away from Earth. It is 404 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 705 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 22 July 2048 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 August 2048 at 13:07 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 20:01 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.656°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.557° in its southern standstill point on 18 August 2048 at 16:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 9 August 2048 at 17:59 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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