Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 August 2059 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2059 | August 2059

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

Waning Crescent 31% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 31 July 2059 at 16:43.

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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1896"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2059 after 20 days on 23 August 2059 at 09:42.

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 736 / 1689

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 736 of Meeus index or 1689 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 44 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 55 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 8 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠119.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠119.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠149.3°.

Moon after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 26 July 2059 at 20:05 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 11 August 2059 at 09:12 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 377 976 km

The Moon is 377 976 km (234 863 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 129 km (252 357 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 1 August 2059 at 19:16 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 August 2059 at 07:59 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 23 July 2059 at 10:35 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.645°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.681° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 August 2059 at 06:00 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 8 August 2059 at 07:37 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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