Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 August 2086 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2086 | August 2086

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

Waxing Crescent 40% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 40% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 days on 9 August 2086 at 10:38.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1785"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1895".

Sturgeon Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2086 after 8 days on 24 August 2086 at 17:25.

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 1071 / 2024

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1071 of Meeus index or 2024 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 1071 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 39 minutes. It is 2 hours shorter than next lunation 1072 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 55 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 8 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠129.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠129.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠157.5°. 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 apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 13 August 2086 at 21:28 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 August 2086 at 02:04 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 401 569 km

Moon is 401 569 km (249 523 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 804 km (223 572 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 4 August 2086 at 08:12 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 August 2086 at 19:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 4 August 2086 at 20:25 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.322°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.198° in the next southern standstill on 19 August 2086 at 11:08 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 24 August 2086 at 17:25 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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