Moon* ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 10 August 2018 Friday 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 4 August 2018 at 18:18.
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 ∠5° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2018 after 15 days on 26 August 2018 at 11:56.
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 229 of Meeus index or 1182 from Brown series.
Length of current 229 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 10 minutes. It is 54 minutes shorter than next lunation 230 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11.2°. 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 18:05, this is 14 days after last apogee on 27 July 2018 at 05:44 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 23 August 2018 at 11:23 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 358 083 km (222 502 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 425 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 273 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 13:40 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 24 August 2018 at 04:51 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 13:40 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous North standstill on 8 August 2018 at 22:33 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.757°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.773° in the next southern standstill on 22 August 2018 at 02:58 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 11 August 2018 at 09:58 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.