Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 2 August 2019 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 1 August 2019 at 03:12.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2019 after 13 days on 15 August 2019 at 12:29.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 242 of Meeus index or 1195 from Brown series.
Length of current 242 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2019. It is 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 243 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠340.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 07:08, this is 12 days after last apogee on 21 July 2019 at 00:01 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 17 August 2019 at 10:50 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 359 398 km (223 320 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 110 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 958 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its ascending node on 30 July 2019 at 17:02 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 August 2019 at 14:45 in ♑ Capricorn.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 30 July 2019 at 08:10 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.384°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.399° in the next southern standstill on 12 August 2019 at 04:28 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 15 August 2019 at 12:29 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.