Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 August 2069 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2069 | August 2069

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

Waxing Crescent 28% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% 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 16 August 2069 at 22:03.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1898".

Harvest Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2069 after 9 days on 1 September 2069 at 09:06.

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 861 / 1814

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 861 of Meeus index or 1814 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 861 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 32 minutes. It is 2 hours and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 862 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠99.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠99.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠133.4°. 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 23:32, this is 15 days after last perigee on 7 August 2069 at 17:00 in ♈ Aries. 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 3 September 2069 at 20:15 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 404 552 km

This apogee Moon is 404 552 km (251 377 mi) away from Earth. It is 856 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 157 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 19:50 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 5 September 2069 at 05:58 in ♉ Taurus.

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New draconic month

At 19:50 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 12 August 2069 at 05:16 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.686°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.563° in the next southern standstill on 26 August 2069 at 12:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 1 September 2069 at 09:06 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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