Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 August 2063 Monday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2063 | August 2063

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

Waning Crescent 18% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 17 August 2063 at 07:01.

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 ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1931"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1931" and ∠1897".

Harvest Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2063 after 18 days on 7 September 2063 at 20:53.

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 786 / 1739

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 786 of Meeus index or 1739 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 786 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2063. It is 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 787 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠343.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠343.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠358.9°. 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 before perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 10 August 2063 at 16:02 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 August 2063 at 02:53 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 371 153 km

Moon is 371 153 km (230 624 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 256 km (221 989 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 10 August 2063 at 15:51 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 August 2063 at 06:07 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

9 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 19 August 2063 at 15:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.242°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.251° in the next southern standstill on 1 September 2063 at 05:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 24 August 2063 at 01:17 in ♍ Virgo, 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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