Moon* ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 29 August 2019 Thursday 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 23 August 2019 at 14:56.
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 ∠22° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2019 after 15 days on 14 September 2019 at 04:33.
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 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 17 August 2019 at 10:50 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 August 2019 at 15:57 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 364 437 km (226 451 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 177 km (221 939 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 27 August 2019 at 01:50 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 8 September 2019 at 17:35 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.
2 days after previous North standstill on 26 August 2019 at 17:53 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.473°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.539° in the next southern standstill on 8 September 2019 at 09:39 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 30 August 2019 at 10:37 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.