Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 August 2057 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2057 | August 2057

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 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 31 July 2057 at 14:32.

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 ∠1849"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2057 after 11 days on 14 August 2057 at 17:21.

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 712 / 1665

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 712 of Meeus index or 1665 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 23 minutes. It is 1 hour and 17 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 39 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 24 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠222.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠222.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠255.9°.

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 27 July 2057 at 15:44 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 August 2057 at 10:32 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 387 607 km

The Moon is 387 607 km (240 848 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 290 km (225 738 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 28 July 2057 at 14:55 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 August 2057 at 07:29 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, 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 29 July 2057 at 08:55 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.709°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.760° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 August 2057 at 22:52 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 14 August 2057 at 17:21 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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