Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 8 August 2021 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2021 after 14 days on 22 August 2021 at 12:02.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 13:50 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 267 of Meeus index or 1220 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 2 minutes is the length of new lunation 267. It is 48 minutes longer than next lunation 268 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 42 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠264.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠297.8°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 2 August 2021 at 07:35 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 August 2021 at 09:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 389 464 km (242 002 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 127 km (229 365 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 3 August 2021 at 02:51 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 August 2021 at 16:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 5 August 2021 at 16:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.685°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.761° in the next southern standstill on 18 August 2021 at 22:24 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.