Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 August 2051 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | August 2051

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

Waning Crescent 19% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 19% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 30 July 2051 at 11:52.

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 ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1926"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2051 after 19 days on 22 August 2051 at 01:35.

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 637 / 1590

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 637 of Meeus index or 1590 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 637 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 56 minutes. It is 2 hours and 32 minutes shorter than next lunation 638 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠70.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠70.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠104.1°. 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 28 July 2051 at 00:46 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 August 2051 at 11:22 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 372 221 km

Moon is 372 221 km (231 287 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 639 km (251 431 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 29 July 2051 at 18:33 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 August 2051 at 11:44 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 19:38 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠19.057°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.946° in its southern standstill point on 17 August 2051 at 06:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 6 August 2051 at 15:05 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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