Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 August 2066 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | August 2066

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 ♏ Scorpio.

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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 21 August 2066 at 00:50.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1928"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1899".

Harvest Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2066 after 8 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 824 / 1777

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 824 of Meeus index or 1777 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

Length of current 824 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 58 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 825 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠236.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠236.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠272.1°. 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

10 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 5 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 371 704 km

Moon is 371 704 km (230 966 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 541 km (227 137 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days 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 4 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

23 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 before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 15 August 2066 at 06:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.625°. Next 2 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 8 days

After 8 days on 4 September 2066 at 01:37 in ♓ Pisces, 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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