Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 4 August 2020 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 ∠22° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1817" and ∠1891".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2020.
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 254 of Meeus index or 1207 from Brown series.
Length of current 254 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 9 minutes. It is 50 minutes longer than next lunation 255 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠296.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠322.3°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 25 July 2020 at 04:54 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 August 2020 at 13:51 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 394 557 km (245 166 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 658 km (251 443 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 31 July 2020 at 09:32 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 August 2020 at 19:22 in ♊ Gemini.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 1 August 2020 at 08:47 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.087°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.152° in the next northern standstill on 15 August 2020 at 20:40 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.