Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 August 2062 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2062 | August 2062

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

Waning Crescent 12% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 27 August 2062 at 17:49.

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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2062 after 18 days on 18 September 2062 at 18:36.

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 774 / 1727

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 774 of Meeus index or 1727 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 42 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠14°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠14°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠31.5°.

Moon before apogee

14 days after point of apogee on 16 August 2062 at 18:05 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 September 2062 at 10:35 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 363 413 km

The Moon is 363 413 km (225 814 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 122 km (225 012 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 22 August 2062 at 04:45 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 4 September 2062 at 03:11 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 29 August 2062 at 10:48 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.645°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.670° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 September 2062 at 13:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 3 September 2062 at 08:42 in ♍ Virgo 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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