Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 8 August 2017 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1827" and ∠1893".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2017.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 217 of Meeus index or 1170 from Brown series.
Length of current 217 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 218 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠27.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠49.5°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 2 August 2017 at 17:55 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 August 2017 at 13:14 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 392 331 km (243 783 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 129 km (227 502 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 10:56 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 21 August 2017 at 10:34 in ♌ Leo.
14 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 South standstill on 4 August 2017 at 18:17 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.393°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.381° in the next northern standstill on 18 August 2017 at 06:50 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.