Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 August 2048 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 25 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 16% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2048 after 18 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 25 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 4 August 2048 at 17:05 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 15 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 20 August 2048 at 12:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 405 363 km

The Moon is 405 363 km (251 881 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 15 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 147 km (227 513 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 13:07 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 19 August 2048 at 04:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 4 August 2048 at 20:01 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.656°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.557° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 August 2048 at 16:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 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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