Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 2 August 2034 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 31 July 2034 at 05:54.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1901" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2034 after 27 days on 29 August 2034 at 16:49.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 427 of Meeus index or 1380 from Brown series.
Length of current 427 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 38 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 428 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠45.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠73.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
8 days after point of apogee on 24 July 2034 at 17:20 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 August 2034 at 08:24 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 377 064 km (234 297 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 503 km (229 599 mi).
13 days after its ascending node on 20 July 2034 at 09:54 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 August 2034 at 16:44 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 28 July 2034 at 08:38 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.336°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.276° in the next northern standstill on 10 August 2034 at 13:32 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 14 August 2034 at 03:53 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.