Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 August 2080 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2080 | August 2080

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

Waxing Crescent 7% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 15 August 2080 at 08:13.

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 ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1935"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1896".

Sturgeon Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2080 after 12 days on 30 August 2080 at 10:41.

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 997 / 1950

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 997 of Meeus index or 1950 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

Length of current 997 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 11 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 998 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 36 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠12°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠12°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠29.1°. 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 14 August 2080 at 15:04 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 August 2080 at 06:54 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 370 426 km

Moon is 370 426 km (230 172 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 834 km (252 174 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 5 August 2080 at 09:26 in ♈ Aries, 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 18 August 2080 at 02:15 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 11 August 2080 at 20:32 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.549°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.609° in the next southern standstill on 24 August 2080 at 19:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 30 August 2080 at 10:41 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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