Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 August 2023 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2023 | August 2023

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 7 days on 8 August 2023 at 10:28.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1895".

Sturgeon Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2023 after 15 days on 31 August 2023 at 01:35.

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 291 / 1244

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 291 of Meeus index or 1244 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 6 minutes. It is 56 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 41 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠155.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠155.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠179.2°.

Moon before perigee

13 days after point of perigee on 2 August 2023 at 05:52 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 16 August 2023 at 11:55 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 405 041 km

The Moon is 405 041 km (251 681 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 635 km (252 671 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 7 August 2023 at 02:46 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 21 August 2023 at 16:23 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 12 August 2023 at 07:39 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.981°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.095° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 August 2023 at 20:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 16 August 2023 at 09:38 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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