Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 August 2066 Monday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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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 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 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 is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1895".

Harvest Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2066 after 18 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 25 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:19, this is 12 days after last perigee on 4 August 2066 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 September 2066 at 01:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 405 122 km

This apogee Moon is 405 122 km (251 731 mi) away from Earth. It is 286 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 587 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 21:14 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 30 August 2066 at 14:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 15 August 2066 at 06:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.625°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.516° in the next southern standstill on 29 August 2066 at 07:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 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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