Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 14 August 2015 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2015 after 15 days on 29 August 2015 at 18:35.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 14:53 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 193 of Meeus index or 1146 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 48 minutes is the length of new lunation 193. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than next lunation 194 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠144.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠169.3°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 2 August 2015 at 10:11 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 August 2015 at 02:33 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 400 475 km (248 844 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 852 km (252 185 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 4 August 2015 at 02:53 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 August 2015 at 23:05 in ♍ Virgo.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 10 August 2015 at 11:11 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.288°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.206° in the next southern standstill on 25 August 2015 at 03:44 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.