Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 August 2066 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 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 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1776"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1896".

Harvest Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2066 after 16 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 27 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 16 August 2066 at 05:19 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 September 2066 at 01:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 403 565 km

Moon is 403 565 km (250 764 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 541 km (227 137 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 16 August 2066 at 21:14 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 August 2066 at 14:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 15 August 2066 at 06:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.625°. Next 10 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 2 days

After 2 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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