Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 August 2066 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | August 2066

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

Waning Crescent 26% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% 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 12 August 2066 at 20:59.

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 ∠22° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1895".

Harvest Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2066 after 19 days on 4 September 2066 at 01:37.

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 823 / 1776

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 823 of Meeus index or 1776 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 823 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 824 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠207°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠207°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠236.4°. 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 before apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 4 August 2066 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 August 2066 at 05:19 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 405 023 km

Moon is 405 023 km (251 670 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 122 km (251 731 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 3 August 2066 at 08:34 in ♑ Capricorn, 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 16 August 2066 at 21:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in northern standstill

At 06:35 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠24.625°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-24.516° in its southern standstill point on 29 August 2066 at 07:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 21 August 2066 at 00:50 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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