Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 August 2048 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | August 2048

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

Waning Crescent 24% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 1 August 2048 at 14:30.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2048 after 19 days on 23 August 2048 at 18:07.

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 600 / 1553

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 600 of Meeus index or 1553 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠210.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠210.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠240.4°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 17:05. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 23 July 2048 at 16:18 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next perigee on 20 August 2048 at 12:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 405 004 km

This apogee Moon is 405 004 km (251 658 mi) away from Earth. It is 404 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 705 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

12 days after ascending node on 22 July 2048 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 5 August 2048 at 13:07 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 20:01 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠23.656°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-23.557° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 18 August 2048 at 16:40.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 9 August 2048 at 17:59 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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