Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 August 2026 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | August 2026

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

Waxing Crescent 44% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 12 August 2026 at 17:37.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1788"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1896".

Sturgeon Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2026 after 8 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 329 / 1282

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 329 of Meeus index or 1282 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 50 minutes. It is 2 hours and 33 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 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 15 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠36.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠36.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠61.3°.

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of perigee on 10 August 2026 at 11:18 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 August 2026 at 08:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 400 836 km

The Moon is 400 836 km (249 068 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 644 km (251 434 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 13 August 2026 at 09:56 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 August 2026 at 18:47 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 8 August 2026 at 23:42 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.107°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.123° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 August 2026 at 10:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 28 August 2026 at 04:18 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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