Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 August 2079 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | August 2079

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

Waning Crescent 33% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 33% and getting smaller. The 23 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 20 August 2079 at 00:00.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1897".

Harvest Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2079 after 20 days on 11 September 2079 at 05:36.

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 984 / 1937

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 984 of Meeus index or 1937 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 34 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 15 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠28.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠28.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠50.5°.

Moon before apogee

13 days after point of apogee on 7 August 2079 at 14:51 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 23 August 2079 at 09:43 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 363 358 km

The Moon is 363 358 km (225 780 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 372 km (227 653 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 17 August 2079 at 13:43 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 30 August 2079 at 09:11 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 8 August 2079 at 23:04 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.063°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠28.160° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 August 2079 at 14:13 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 26 August 2079 at 17:02 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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