Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 August 2081 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | August 2081

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

Waning Crescent 40% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 40% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 27 August 2081 at 14:08.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1873"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1873" and ∠1900".

Harvest Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2081 after 20 days on 18 September 2081 at 03:45.

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 1009 / 1962

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 21 August 2081 at 05:57 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 September 2081 at 13:09 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 382 705 km

Moon is 382 705 km (237 802 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 254 km (221 987 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 21 August 2081 at 00:00 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 September 2081 at 14:55 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

7 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 before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 14 August 2081 at 14:13 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.500°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.537° in the next northern standstill on 29 August 2081 at 07:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 3 September 2081 at 09:01 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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