Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 3 August 2016 Wednesday 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 ∠19° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1851" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2016 after 14 days on 18 August 2016 at 09:27.
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 20:45 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 205 of Meeus index or 1158 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 19 minutes is the length of new lunation 205. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter than next lunation 206 length.
Length of current synodic month is 25 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠77.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠112.8°. 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 27 July 2016 at 11:25 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 August 2016 at 00:05 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 387 307 km (240 661 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 266 km (251 199 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 23 July 2016 at 07:49 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 August 2016 at 07:48 in ♍ Virgo.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 31 July 2016 at 04:53 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.529°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.481° in the next southern standstill on 14 August 2016 at 13:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.