Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 August 2014 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | August 2014

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

Waxing Crescent 30% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 25 August 2014 at 14:13.

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 ∠14° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1860"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1860" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2014 after 8 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 181 / 1134

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 181 of Meeus index or 1134 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2014. It is 18 minutes longer 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 3 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 46 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠192.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠192.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠218.3°.

Moon after apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 24 August 2014 at 06:09 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 September 2014 at 03:29 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 385 383 km

The Moon is 385 383 km (239 466 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 388 km (222 692 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 29 August 2014 at 13:14 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 September 2014 at 07:32 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days 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 3 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 8 days

In 8 days on 9 September 2014 at 01:38 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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