Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 August 2020 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | August 2020

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 11 August 2020 at 16:45.

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 is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1891"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1891" and ∠1896".

Harvest Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2020 after 15 days on 2 September 2020 at 05:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 254 / 1207

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 254 of Meeus index or 1207 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 9 minutes. It is 50 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠296.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠296.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠322.3°.

Moon before apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 9 August 2020 at 13:51 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 August 2020 at 10:59 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 378 966 km

The Moon is 378 966 km (235 479 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 513 km (225 877 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 14 August 2020 at 19:22 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 August 2020 at 11:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, 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 15 August 2020 at 20:40 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.152°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.219° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 August 2020 at 14:06 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 19 August 2020 at 02:41 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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