Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 August 2074 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | August 2074

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 14 August 2074 at 18:10.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1823"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1823" and ∠1897".

Harvest Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2074 after 16 days on 5 September 2074 at 13:13.

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 922 / 1875

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 922 of Meeus index or 1875 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 52 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 17 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠250.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠250.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠286°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 15 August 2074 at 07:04 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 August 2074 at 10:58 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 393 236 km

The Moon is 393 236 km (244 346 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 559 km (229 633 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 13:23 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 2 September 2074 at 12:11 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 13:23 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 18 August 2074 at 20:33 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.021°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.072° at the point of next southern standstill on 31 August 2074 at 23:27 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 22 August 2074 at 14:59 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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