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Moon phase on 17 August 2059 Sunday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2059 | August 2059

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 60% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 16 August 2059 at 11:40 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1848"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1848" and ∠1895".

Sturgeon Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2059 after 5 days on 23 August 2059 at 09:42.

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 737 / 1690

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 737 of Meeus index or 1690 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 737 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 23 minutes. It is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than next lunation 738 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠149.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠149.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠173.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 11 August 2059 at 09:12 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 August 2059 at 02:14 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 387 821 km

Moon is 387 821 km (240 981 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 713 km (222 273 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 16 August 2059 at 07:59 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 August 2059 at 20:26 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 5 August 2059 at 06:00 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.681°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.789° in the next southern standstill on 19 August 2059 at 20:09 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 23 August 2059 at 09:42 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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