Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 August 2021 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | August 2021

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

Waning Crescent 41% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 31 July 2021 at 13:16.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2021 after 21 days on 22 August 2021 at 12:02.

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 266 / 1219

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 266 of Meeus index or 1219 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 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 11 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 59 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠230.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠230.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠264.3°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 21 July 2021 at 10:30 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 2 August 2021 at 07:35 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 405 040 km

The Moon is 405 040 km (251 680 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 412 km (251 290 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 20 July 2021 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 3 August 2021 at 02:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 22 July 2021 at 15:11 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.643°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.685° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 August 2021 at 16:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 8 August 2021 at 13:50 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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