Moon* ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 19 August 2009 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 13 August 2009 at 18:55.
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 passing about ∠14° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2009 after 16 days on 4 September 2009 at 16:03.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 118 of Meeus index or 1071 from Brown series.
Length of current 118 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 27 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 119 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠4.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠20.3°. 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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 04:53, this is 15 days after last apogee on 4 August 2009 at 00:42 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 31 August 2009 at 11:04 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 359 642 km (223 471 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 866 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 714 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 18 August 2009 at 14:06 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 September 2009 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 15 August 2009 at 21:54 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.442°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.391° in the next southern standstill on 28 August 2009 at 20:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 20 August 2009 at 10:01 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.