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Moon phase on 5 August 2026 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | August 2026

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 57% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 6 August 2026 at 02:21 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1937"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2026 after 22 days on 28 August 2026 at 04:18.

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 328 / 1281

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 328 of Meeus index or 1281 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠18°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠18°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠36.5°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 25 July 2026 at 16:45 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 August 2026 at 11:18 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 370 118 km

The Moon is 370 118 km (229 981 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 288 km (225 737 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 31 July 2026 at 11:54 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 August 2026 at 09:56 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 26 July 2026 at 03:56 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.067°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.107° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 August 2026 at 23:42 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 12 August 2026 at 17:37 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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