Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 August 2087 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | August 2087

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

Waning Crescent 24% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 21 August 2087 at 03:34.

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 is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1946"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1898".

Harvest Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2087 after 20 days on 12 September 2087 at 16:43.

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 1083 / 2036

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1083 of Meeus index or 2036 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 1083 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 1084 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 56 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠62.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠62.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠95.4°. 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

4 days after point of perigee on 19 August 2087 at 10:24 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 September 2087 at 11:42 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 368 314 km

Moon is 368 314 km (228 860 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 474 km (251 328 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 20 August 2087 at 13:00 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 September 2087 at 03:54 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 22 August 2087 at 16:14 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.473°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.343° in the next southern standstill on 5 September 2087 at 19:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 28 August 2087 at 05:08 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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