Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 August 2022 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | August 2022

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

Waning Crescent 13% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% 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 19 August 2022 at 04:36.

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 ∠18° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1898".

Harvest Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2022 after 17 days on 10 September 2022 at 09:59.

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 279 / 1232

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 279 of Meeus index or 1232 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 22 minutes. It is 45 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠202°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠202°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠230.2°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 22 August 2022 at 21:53 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 15 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 September 2022 at 18:17 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 456 km

The Moon is 405 456 km (251 939 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 15 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 491 km (226 484 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 18 August 2022 at 10:59 in ♉ Taurus. 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 1 September 2022 at 21:12 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, 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 22 August 2022 at 15:08 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.100°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.219° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 September 2022 at 13:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 27 August 2022 at 08:17 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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