Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 5 August 2021 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 31 July 2021 at 13:16.
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 passing about ∠7° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2021 after 17 days on 22 August 2021 at 12:02.
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.
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.
Length of current 266 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 267 length.
Length of current synodic month is 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠230.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠264.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
3 days after point of apogee on 2 August 2021 at 07:35 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 August 2021 at 09:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 401 047 km (249 199 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 127 km (229 365 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 3 August 2021 at 02:51 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 August 2021 at 16:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 16:46 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠25.685°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-25.761° in its southern standstill point on 18 August 2021 at 22:24 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 days on 8 August 2021 at 13:50 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.