Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 August 2059 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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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 8% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days 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 in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1829"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1829" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2059 after 17 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 26 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 before perigee

9 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 5 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 391 964 km

The Moon is 391 964 km (243 555 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 129 km (252 357 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 1 August 2059 at 19:16 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 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

3 days 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 at northern standstill

At 06:00 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠26.681°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-26.789° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 19 August 2059 at 20:09.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 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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