Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 31 August 2034 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 29 August 2034 at 16:49.
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 first ∠2° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2034 after 27 days on 28 September 2034 at 02:57.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 428 of Meeus index or 1381 from Brown series.
Length of current 428 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 21 minutes. It is 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 429 length.
Length of current synodic month is 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠73.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠108.6°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 21 August 2034 at 12:02 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 September 2034 at 15:31 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 370 737 km (230 365 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 629 km (228 434 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 30 August 2034 at 22:58 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 September 2034 at 23:47 in ♍ Virgo.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 24 August 2034 at 17:42 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.219°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.184° in the next northern standstill on 6 September 2034 at 19:37 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 12 September 2034 at 16:14 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.