Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 22 August 2021 Sunday 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 first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1877" and ∠1897".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2021.
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 267 of Meeus index or 1220 from Brown series.
Length of current 267 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 2 minutes. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 17 August 2021 at 09:23 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 August 2021 at 02:22 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 381 777 km (237 225 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 100 km (251 096 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 16 August 2021 at 16:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 August 2021 at 05:13 in ♊ Gemini.
19 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 18 August 2021 at 22:24 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.761°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.868° in the next northern standstill on 2 September 2021 at 00:23 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.