Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 August 2042 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | August 2042

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

Waxing Crescent 7% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 15 August 2042 at 18:01.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1896".

Sturgeon Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2042 after 12 days on 31 August 2042 at 02:02.

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 527 / 1480

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 527 of Meeus index or 1480 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 49 minutes. It is 2 hours and 24 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 5 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 58 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠123.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠123.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠152.7°.

Moon before perigee

13 days after point of perigee on 4 August 2042 at 18:09 in ♓ Pisces. 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 20 August 2042 at 13:59 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 403 884 km

The Moon is 403 884 km (250 962 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 193 km (251 775 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 6 August 2042 at 14:42 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 20 August 2042 at 09:13 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

11 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

6 days since the previous standstill on 11 August 2042 at 21:49 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.226°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.327° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 August 2042 at 11:39 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 31 August 2042 at 02:02 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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