Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 August 2017 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | August 2017

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

Waxing Crescent 42% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 21 August 2017 at 18:30.

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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1778"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1900".

Harvest Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2017 after 8 days on 6 September 2017 at 07:03.

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 218 / 1171

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 218 of Meeus index or 1171 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠49.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠49.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠79°.

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of perigee on 18 August 2017 at 13:14 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 30 August 2017 at 11:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 403 244 km

The Moon is 403 244 km (250 564 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 307 km (251 225 mi).

Moon after ascending node

7 days after ascending node on 21 August 2017 at 10:34 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 4 September 2017 at 18:41 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 18 August 2017 at 06:50 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.381°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.393° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 September 2017 at 02:03 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 6 September 2017 at 07:03 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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