Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 August 2096 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2096 | August 2096

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

Waning Crescent 35% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% 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 11 August 2096 at 05:01.

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 ∠8° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1894".

Harvest Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2096 after 21 days on 2 September 2096 at 15:36.

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 1194 / 2147

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 1194 of Meeus index or 2147 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 39 minutes. It is 2 hours and 31 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 3 hours and 5 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 4 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠47.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠47.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠76.1°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 00:11. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 28 July 2096 at 13:17 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 25 August 2096 at 08:09 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 369 693 km

This perigee Moon is 369 693 km (229 717 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2096. It is 7 185 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 663 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 11 August 2096 at 17:28 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 August 2096 at 06:52 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 1 August 2096 at 13:13 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.382°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.461° at the point of next northern standstill on 14 August 2096 at 16:29 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 18 August 2096 at 03:00 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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