Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 August 2019 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | August 2019

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

Waning Crescent 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 23 August 2019 at 14:56.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1955"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1900".

Harvest Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2019 after 16 days on 14 September 2019 at 04:33.

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 242 / 1195

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 242 of Meeus index or 1195 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2019. It is 24 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 50 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠340.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠340.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠356.3°.

Moon before apogee

11 days after point of apogee on 17 August 2019 at 10:50 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 August 2019 at 15:57 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 366 674 km

The Moon is 366 674 km (227 841 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 177 km (221 939 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 27 August 2019 at 01:50 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 September 2019 at 17:35 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 26 August 2019 at 17:53 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.473°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.539° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 September 2019 at 09:39 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 30 August 2019 at 10:37 in ♍ Virgo 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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