Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 August 2043 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | August 2043

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 5 August 2043 at 02:23.

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 passing about ∠15° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1840"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2043 after 13 days on 20 August 2043 at 15:04.

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 539 / 1492

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 539 of Meeus index or 1492 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes. It is 3 hours 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 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 20 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠57.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠57.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠88.7°.

Moon before perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 1 August 2043 at 05:13 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 August 2043 at 08:32 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 389 623 km

The Moon is 389 623 km (242 101 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 190 km (251 152 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 26 July 2043 at 19:43 in ♓ Pisces. 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 8 August 2043 at 16:43 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 2 August 2043 at 03:11 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.531°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.600° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 August 2043 at 03:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 20 August 2043 at 15:04 in ♒ Aquarius 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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