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Moon phase on 12 August 2026 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1936" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2026 after 15 days on 28 August 2026 at 04:18.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 17:37 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 329 of Meeus index or 1282 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 50 minutes is the length of new lunation 329. It is 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter than next lunation 330 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 15 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠36.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠61.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
2 days after point of perigee on 10 August 2026 at 11:18 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 August 2026 at 08:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 370 295 km (230 091 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 644 km (251 434 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 31 July 2026 at 11:54 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 August 2026 at 09:56 in ♌ Leo.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 8 August 2026 at 23:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.107°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.123° in the next southern standstill on 22 August 2026 at 10:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.