Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 August 2036 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | August 2036

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 15 August 2036 at 01:36.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1897".

Harvest Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2036 after 16 days on 5 September 2036 at 18:45.

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 452 / 1405

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 452 of Meeus index or 1405 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 18 minutes. It is 58 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 5 hours and 26 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 43 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠354.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠354.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠9.3°.

Moon before apogee

13 days after point of apogee on 6 August 2036 at 19:59 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 August 2036 at 04:27 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 363 322 km

The Moon is 363 322 km (225 758 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 819 km (222 338 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 22:29 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 3 September 2036 at 12:59 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 22:29 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 18 August 2036 at 10:50 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.867°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.884° at the point of next southern standstill on 31 August 2036 at 09:33 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 21 August 2036 at 17:35 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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