Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 August 2088 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | August 2088

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% 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 16 August 2088 at 16:15.

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 ∠21° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1887"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1887" and ∠1896".

Harvest Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2088 after 13 days on 1 September 2088 at 02:57.

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 1096 / 2049

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 1096 of Meeus index or 2049 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 1096 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 42 minutes. It is 3 hours shorter than next lunation 1097 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠37.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠37.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠62.5°. 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 perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 14 August 2088 at 08:21 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 August 2088 at 05:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 379 821 km

Moon is 379 821 km (236 010 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 585 km (251 397 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 8 August 2088 at 17:40 in ♈ Aries, 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 21 August 2088 at 10:34 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

24 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

6 days after previous North standstill on 12 August 2088 at 11:16 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.180°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.084° in the next southern standstill on 25 August 2088 at 20:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 1 September 2088 at 02:57 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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