Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 August 2076 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2076 | August 2076

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 21 August 2076 at 11:00.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1900".

Harvest Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2076 after 16 days on 13 September 2076 at 00:38.

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 947 / 1900

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 947 of Meeus index or 1900 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 947 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 38 minutes. It is 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 948 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 9 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠170.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠170.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠193.2°. 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 apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 14 August 2076 at 15:29 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 August 2076 at 02:51 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 405 211 km

Moon is 405 211 km (251 786 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 487 km (252 579 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 23 August 2076 at 10:33 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 September 2076 at 23:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 24 August 2076 at 20:21 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.455°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.585° in the next southern standstill on 8 September 2076 at 07:25 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 29 August 2076 at 13:43 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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