Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 August 2014 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | August 2014

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 17 August 2014 at 12:26.

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 ∠7° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1837"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1837" and ∠1896".

Harvest Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2014 after 21 days on 9 September 2014 at 01:38.

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 180 / 1133

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 180 of Meeus index or 1133 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 31 minutes. It is 30 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 16 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠169.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠169.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠192.1°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 10 August 2014 at 17:43 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 24 August 2014 at 06:09 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 390 219 km

The Moon is 390 219 km (242 471 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 523 km (252 602 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 15 August 2014 at 00:18 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 29 August 2014 at 13:14 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 7 August 2014 at 04:26 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.827°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠18.750° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 August 2014 at 22:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 25 August 2014 at 14:13 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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