Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 August 2079 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | August 2079

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

Waxing Crescent 16% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 26 August 2079 at 17:02.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1820"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1820" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2079 after 11 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 985 / 1938

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 985 of Meeus index or 1938 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 3 minutes. It is 3 hours and 11 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 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 28 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠50.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠50.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠80.4°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 23 August 2079 at 09:43 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 September 2079 at 08:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 393 905 km

The Moon is 393 905 km (244 761 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 282 km (251 209 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 09:11 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 13 September 2079 at 17:20 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 22 August 2079 at 14:13 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.160°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.246° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 September 2079 at 06:20 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 11 September 2079 at 05:36 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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