Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 August 2081 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | August 2081

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 5 August 2081 at 01:24.

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 passing about ∠5° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2081 after 12 days on 19 August 2081 at 11:15.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 1009 / 1962

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 1009 of Meeus index or 1962 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

Length of current 1009 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 38 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2081. It is 44 minutes shorter than next lunation 1010 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠341.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠341.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠357.1°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 03:56, this is 12 days after last apogee on 24 July 2081 at 19:37 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 August 2081 at 05:57 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 359 262 km

This perigee Moon is 359 262 km (223 235 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 246 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 094 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 24 July 2081 at 18:52 in ♓ Pisces, 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 7 August 2081 at 04:49 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 1 August 2081 at 22:18 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.454°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.500° in the next southern standstill on 14 August 2081 at 14:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 19 August 2081 at 11:15 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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