Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 2 August 2015 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 31 July 2015 at 10:43.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2015 after 27 days on 29 August 2015 at 18:35.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 192 of Meeus index or 1145 from Brown series.
Length of current 192 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 193 length.
Length of current synodic month is 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠112.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠144.1°. 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 10:11, this is 11 days after last apogee on 21 July 2015 at 11:02 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 18 August 2015 at 02:33 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 362 135 km (225 020 mi) away from Earth. It is 373 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 221 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after its ascending node on 21 July 2015 at 19:32 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 August 2015 at 02:53 in ♈ Aries.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 28 July 2015 at 17:34 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.344°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.288° in the next northern standstill on 10 August 2015 at 11:11 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 14 August 2015 at 14:54 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.