Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 August 2021 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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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 9% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1787"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2021 after 17 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 26 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 2 August 2021 at 07:35 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 August 2021 at 09:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 401 047 km

The Moon is 401 047 km (249 199 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 127 km (229 365 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 3 August 2021 at 02:51 in ♊ Gemini. 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 16 August 2021 at 16:04 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 at northern standstill

At 16:46 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠25.685°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-25.761° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 18 August 2021 at 22:24.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 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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