Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 August 2014 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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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 15% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1785"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1897".

Harvest Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2014 after 18 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 25 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

10 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 2 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 401 468 km

The Moon is 401 468 km (249 461 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 523 km (252 602 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 15 August 2014 at 00:18 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 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

19 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 after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 19 August 2014 at 22:12 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.750°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.641° at the point of next southern standstill on 3 September 2014 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 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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