Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 August 2051 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | August 2051

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

Waxing Crescent 30% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 6 August 2051 at 15:05.

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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1894".

Sturgeon Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2051 after 9 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 638 / 1591

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 638 of Meeus index or 1591 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 638 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 639 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠104.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠104.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠137°. 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 11:22, this is 15 days after last perigee on 28 July 2051 at 00:46 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 24 August 2051 at 08:43 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 404 639 km

This apogee Moon is 404 639 km (251 431 mi) away from Earth. It is 769 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 070 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 11:44 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 25 August 2051 at 20:56 in ♈ Aries.

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New draconic month

At 11:44 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 2 August 2051 at 19:38 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.057°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.946° in the next southern standstill on 17 August 2051 at 06:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 22 August 2051 at 01:35 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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