Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 August 2068 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | August 2068

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

Waxing Crescent 17% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 17% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 29 July 2068 at 03:55.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2068 after 10 days on 13 August 2068 at 09:51.

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 848 / 1801

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 848 of Meeus index or 1801 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 848 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 849 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 50 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 13 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠133.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠133.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠160.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 08:59, this is 15 days after last perigee on 17 July 2068 at 14:05 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 14 August 2068 at 15:33 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 405 607 km

This apogee Moon is 405 607 km (252 033 mi) away from Earth. It is 199 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 102 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 23 July 2068 at 23:15 in ♉ Taurus, 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 7 August 2068 at 11:02 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 25 July 2068 at 08:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.350°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.234° in the next southern standstill on 9 August 2068 at 00:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 13 August 2068 at 09:51 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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