Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 August 2078 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | August 2078

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 ♎ Libra.

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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 7 August 2078 at 19:52.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1894".

Sturgeon Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2078 after 9 days on 23 August 2078 at 08:11.

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 972 / 1925

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 972 of Meeus index or 1925 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 972 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 7 minutes. It is 3 hours shorter than next lunation 973 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠80.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠80.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠115.1°. 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 before apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 1 August 2078 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus. 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 14 August 2078 at 20:09 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 404 666 km

Moon is 404 666 km (251 448 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 178 km (251 145 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 1 August 2078 at 08:13 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 August 2078 at 22:47 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 5 August 2078 at 00:22 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.132°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.225° in the next southern standstill on 19 August 2078 at 07:52 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 23 August 2078 at 08:11 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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